Friday, July 29, 2011

An Indian tribe are isolated from civilization

The group was located in northern Brazil, and has four cabins with communities as well as corn and banana plantations.

The organization Brazilian National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) has detected a new tribe of Indians in the Javari Valley, a region north of Amazonian Brazil.

Funai, a body within the Brazilian government reported that the community is composed of about 200 Indians, part of the language community called pano, and investigators believe, has not had any contact with civilization.

The coordinator of the Javari Valley, Fabricio Amorim said that members of the Front for the Protection Ethnoenvironmental located three large open areas with four Community herds. In addition, according to Millennium , the community huts appear to be new, and corn plantings were located, like thickets banana and peanuts.

Amorim said that such discoveries require years of systematic and methodical, and documentary research, expeditions and satellite image analysis.

Brazilian authorities want the tribe to continue alone, to avoid threats to native-like spread of infectious diseases. Therefore, the Brazilian government has banned contact with these tribes. Amorim says that the main threats to the integrity of these groups are fishing and illegal hunting, logging, mining, grazing and deforestation. The missionary activities and some border situations, such as drug trafficking and oil exploration, also pose a risk to these communities.

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