Uncontacted Tribes Facing Extinction in Massive Amazonian Forest Fires

September 2, 2016 14 Comments »

BY Alex Pietrowski

Already facing extinction from illegal logging, deforestation, the invasion of oil companies and colonization, uncontacted members of the Awá tribe living for centuries on the edge Brazil’s Amazon are now facing another serious threat to their survival as uncontrollable forest fires devour thousands of acres of pre-Amazon forest in their area.

It is believed that there are less than 80 members left of the Awá, and without immediate international support to stop these fires and to control illegal logging in the Amazon, they certainly face total destruction within coming years, if not sooner, an all too predictable fate.

“Uncontacted tribes are the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. Tribes like the Awá are being wiped out by violence from outsiders, and by diseases like flu and measles to which they have no resistance. Unless their land is protected, they face catastrophe.” [Source]

Brazil Forest Fires 3

In 2015, fires started by illegal loggers raged on for over two months, torching over 50% of forest cover in the territory inhabited by the Awá, and the Brazilian Environmental Ministry has stated that for 2016, new fires are ‘even worse this year.’ The area lying under immediate threat include the territories of the Araribóia in central Brazil.

Awa Fires

Illegal logging is one of the greatest crimes against humans and nature and is tragically under-reported by Western media, because sadly, media is an ally of big business against the interests of the environment.

Very little support is given to uncontacted tribes by Amazonian regional governments and international aid organizations operating in these areas, and much of the work being done to protect the land and its people from the devastating effects of consumerism, capitalism and colonization is carried out by small groups of self-motivated and under-funded local activists.

READ: The Eco-Apocalypse in Indonesia That No One is Talking About

“We are defending our territory, so that the uncontacted Awá can survive. We have managed to reduce the number of loggers on our land and we hope to force all of them out. Otherwise, the Awá could be wiped out.  We just want them to be able to live in peace.”  – Olimpio Guajajara, leader of the Guajajara Guardians

Uncontacted Tribes

The current crisis should be of imminent concern for Brazil, and for the world, but all government and media attention is presently directed toward the Olympics in Rio where the city’s poor people have been swept aside to make way for the lavish and over-hyped athletic ceremonies where ridiculously expensive arenas and sports courts are being forced on taxpayers.

READ: This One Photo of the Olympics Sums Up Everything Wrong With Society

Brazil Forest Fires 2

In addition to fires deliberately set by illegal loggers, the Amazon forest is under increasing duress as temperatures continue to rise and droughts worsen from year-to-year, which are side-effects of widespread deforestation. However, whether the conditions are directly anthropogenic in origin or even naturally occurring, the noticeable shift in global weather conditions is of little significance to the survival of regional indigenous tribes who have zero control over the policies and practices of the first world.

“This is an urgent and horrific humanitarian crisis. The Brazilian authorities know that fires are going to break out in the dry season, and that they could decimate uncontacted peoples. Brazil needs to take its eyes off the Olympics and focus proper attention on stopping the annihilation of its tribal peoples.” – Survival’s Director Stephen Corry, Director of Survival International

Read more articles by Alex Pietrowski.

About the Author

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and Offgrid Outpost, a provider ofstorable food and emergency kits. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.

Sources and Images:
>http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/01/13/28134/
>http://blogs.wsj.com/photojournal/2014/07/08/paradise-lost-aerial-images-of-deforestation-in-the-amazon-rainforest/
>https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/30/vast-amazon-wildfire-destroys-forest-in-brazil-and-threatens-uncontacted-tribe

Comments

comments

Related Posts

14 Comments

  1. Cynthia Bullock October 29, 2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

    I have been suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease for the last four years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from (Hepatitis B and Cancer) by this Man Dr Camala and she also gave the email address of this man and advise we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr Camala telling him about my (ALS Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! hmm i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Dr assured me that i have cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr Camala on : (dr.camalahivaidscure@yahoo.com) or call him +2349055637784. THESE ARE THE THINGS DR Camala CAN ALSO CURE.. GONORRHEA, HIV/AIDS , LOW SPERM COUNT, MENOPAUSE DISEASE, PREGNANCY PROBLEM, SHORT SIGHTEDNESS PROBLEM, Stroke, Bring back ex lover or wife/husband….sir i am indeed grateful for the help i will forever recommend you to my friends!!!…

  2. Escorts Services in Gurgoan February 23, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I truly value the sort of subjects you post here. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing us an extraordinary data that is really useful.

  3. Delhi escort real pictures March 20, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Nice post i like it so much.I am very pleased to see your website which have rich information.

  4. Ritu Singh May 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    who work Independently and give the high-class fulfillment to customers. Pick adjusted unpleasant article around affiliations and welcome that your history is 100% shocking and quality. much obliged.

  5. Beautiful Escorts in Gurgaon May 26, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    this is good blog post. When I read deeply this site get good information us. So I like it. thanks

  6. Bangalore Escorts June 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Special customers receive access human rights to the unique girls get the occasion to meet, including new-fangled girls, who do not have knowledge in the Bangalore Escorts services; we can also proffer you rare women who do not work in the escort on a enduring basis, the famous model, actress and a space girl

  7. ahmedabad Escorts June 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    The customer should ask this query himself to know additional about me and my escorts in Ahmedabad. First of all, I am not belong to the class of call girls in Ahmedabad. Janvi Mishra is the name of a lavish escort service supplier in Ahmedabad. And my job is making everyone joyful and fulfilled with decisive erotic activities. You should know the compensation of getting service from an independent escorts in Ahmedabad. An independent outline can only promise you the safety and isolation along with GFE based service. The top rank officials and business group people don’t want to obtain service from an Escorts Ahmedabad organization.

  8. noida Escorts June 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Welcome to Tanvi Rai, one of its kind escort service organization. We offer state of the art, secure Noida Escorts services to businessmen, tourists and other local populace in Noida. If you are looking to obtain a hot date, weekend, or night meeting then this is the right rest for you.

  9. Pune Escorts June 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I am a 23-year aged independent Pune escort hallowed with a voluptuous look, beautiful rounded body, eye-catching busted, and deep passionate chasm from where a strong origin temporarily come out during the time ecstatic Eros amusement. My fair features, high seduction control, pink cheeks, and puffiness boobs have helped me stand out of the Pune Escorts. I dedicate yourself to in foreplay, original lovemaking, and erotic pampering.

  10. rajeev sharma September 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    thanks for this post…i found it very amazing and informative… keep up the good work and keep posting

  11. Bangalore Escorts October 25, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Bangalore Escorts, you’ll discover escorts who’re not loathsome, are not run of the mill and high-class young women. Each is basic and with a one of kind character, these females are superbly experienced and an epic measure of rich learning in sex they have gotten amidst their years close to the new female that has their own specific class. Everyone has her abilities and is astoundingly fit in the room, overnight centrality, and fun affiliations.

  12. Minna December 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, Excellent, this is very awesome content publish. so many individuals like it. this will help me so much in my studying. thank you so much for publish with us

  13. Ankita Mehta December 20, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I like this post and I’m seriously looking toward your next post. Thanks for talking about this appropriate factors with us! Maintain sharing! I am new within the blog web page site writing.

  14. Bangalore Escorts January 31, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Love to run Supper dates with town call Young ladies Dinner dates area unit attention-grabbing for the purchasers and likewise, for escorts as associate degree intensive, {a part|a neighborhood|an area unita|a district|a region|a locality|a vicinity|a section} of the escorts get a kick out of the prospect to maneuver for dinner dates as their night are stacked with fun and unbelievable eatables. Beside that purchasers will in like manner benefit as escorts area unit open for fewer rates for dinner dates. available that, you may contribute lots of vitality to them by going from the escort’s association to diner for dinner. Indicate hours pay on dinner dates fuses 5 hours that consolidates time for dinner available your time on a bed where they need to possess sex with reverent escorts. one in all of the key reasons why purchasers area unit moving for dinner date advantage is to know each other whereas having wistful dinner. At fewer rates, purchasers available escorts area unit taking the upsides of area advantage shut pizza and unbelievable eatables thought-about the only decision of dinner dates. Most of the escorts prefer to have their most loved modification of state styles that area unit introduced with nostalgic assessments of their assistant. Beside that to acknowledge extraordinary time with them, purchasers can opt for the construction as incontestable by them. Our escort association is best as they are going to facilitate the purchasers in choosing the construction as showed by there would love and disbursement vogue.
    http://www.escorts-bangaloreescorts.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *