Vale do Javari

Vale do Javari

Vale do Javari in Brazil is home to at least 14 uncontacted indigenous tribes. Approximately 2000 individuals live autonomously from the Brazilian government in an area the size of Austria. Their isolation is protected by a federal agency charged with preventing outsiders from invading indigenous territories. Among the main threats to the well-being of these groups are illegal fishing, hunting, logging, mining, cattle ranching, missionary actions and drug trafficking.

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