Saturday, June 7, 2008

'Lost tribe' of the amazon

Lost Amazon tribe shuns contact
May 30 - Brazilian officials say the photographing of a rare 'lost' tribe of Amazon Indians deep in the rainforest will help safeguard their future.

They've released photos of alarmed tribe members pointing bows and arrows at an aircraft carrying photographers. Of more than 100 tribes who've had no contact with the rest of the world, experts say more than half live in either Brazil or Peru. Conservation groups such as Survival International say all are in grave danger of being forced off their land, killed and ravaged by new diseases.

Susan Flory reports.

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