Survival International and the BBC Human Planet project have just released this amazing video footage of an uncontacted tribe in the rainforest of Peru. They hope that showing the world that such tribes do exist, the Peruvian government will yield to pressure calling for a stop to logging concessions being granted in the region. From the SI website:
"Peru’s President Garcia has publicly suggested uncontacted tribes have been ‘invented’ by ‘environmentalists’ opposed to oil exploration in the Amazon. This unique film shows uncontacted Indians on the Brazil-Peru border in never-seen-before detail. It is the first-ever aerial footage of an uncontacted community."
The Huffington Post reports that Peru's government, in response to the video, has already announced that they intend to work with Brazil to prevent further encroachment from loggers. Time will tell if this is simply talk to appease local and international activists or a substantive claim that will result in real action. For more information and photos, visit Survival International here>>>
And please be sure to e-sign the petition at the end of the video! We must support the rights of those who have their rights denied!
You can also view the video at Survival International; click here>>>