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Preventing the genocide of an Amazonian indigenous tribe and preserving the pristine rain forests they rely on for survival:  Colin Firth launches campaign to save 'world's most threatened tribe'

Preventing the genocide of an Amazonian indigenous tribe and preserving the pristine rain forests they rely on for survival: Colin Firth launches campaign to save 'world's most threatened tribe'

Brazil |  An Enawene Nawe Indian tribesman |  The Enawene Nawe are a small Amazonian tribe who live in the forests of Mato Grosso state, Brazil.  |   © Edmar Melo

Brazil | An Enawene Nawe Indian tribesman | The Enawene Nawe are a small Amazonian tribe who live in the forests of Mato Grosso state, Brazil. | © Edmar Melo

This lapis lazuli skull was discovered in 1995 in the area of the Amazon rain forest by a north Peruvian Inka tribe. Tuki, the spritual leader of the tribe, told how they had placed the skull in a cave to cleanse it before handing it over. They were convinced that the skull would be of more benefit to them if they gave it to Joky.

This lapis lazuli skull was discovered in 1995 in the area of the Amazon rain forest by a north Peruvian Inka tribe. Tuki, the spritual leader of the tribe, told how they had placed the skull in a cave to cleanse it before handing it over. They were convinced that the skull would be of more benefit to them if they gave it to Joky.

Venezuela ~ Brazil | Young Sanema girl.  Branch of the Yanomi tribe who live in the tropical rain forest on both sides of the Venezuelan and Brazilian border, on the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon rivers | ©Bruce Parry, BBC

Venezuela ~ Brazil | Young Sanema girl. Branch of the Yanomi tribe who live in the tropical rain forest on both sides of the Venezuelan and Brazilian border, on the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon rivers | ©Bruce Parry, BBC

ZaparaElder- This woman is one of five adults left that speak the language of this rain forest tribe- Not only are the forests and creatures heading for extinction- So are the languages and people of the rain forest!

ZaparaElder- This woman is one of five adults left that speak the language of this rain forest tribe- Not only are the forests and creatures heading for extinction- So are the languages and people of the rain forest!

Brazil | Surui Amerindian man.  Amazon | © Mark Edwards/Hard Rain Picture Library. | The Surui are a remnant tribe devastated by the construction of the BR364 road through their territory. Only a few hundred Surui Indians remain and many of them are sick.

Brazil | Surui Amerindian man. Amazon | © Mark Edwards/Hard Rain Picture Library. | The Surui are a remnant tribe devastated by the construction of the BR364 road through their territory. Only a few hundred Surui Indians remain and many of them are sick.

Brazil | Kaiapo Amazonian Indian holding a ceremonial headdress. Amazon rainforest, Galera Caves area. | © Jesco von Puttkamer/Hard Rain Picture Library

Brazil | Kaiapo Amazonian Indian holding a ceremonial headdress. Amazon rainforest, Galera Caves area. | © Jesco von Puttkamer/Hard Rain Picture Library

Two years ago, Australian businessman David Nilsson arrived in the Yagua region of the Amazonian rain forest offering tribal leaders succulent amounts of money in exchange for land rights. But Nilsson is known in Australia to be a carbon pirate. He seeks land for carbon rights to sell them in the international carbon credit market. And in Peru he found a treasure.  Read More: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/economics-poverty/ec-latin-america/3529-carbon-trader-swindles-peruvian-tribe.html

Two years ago, Australian businessman David Nilsson arrived in the Yagua region of the Amazonian rain forest offering tribal leaders succulent amounts of money in exchange for land rights. But Nilsson is known in Australia to be a carbon pirate. He seeks land for carbon rights to sell them in the international carbon credit market. And in Peru he found a treasure. Read More: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/economics-poverty/ec-latin-america/3529-carbon-trader-swindles-peruvian-tribe.html

Farming Bamboo To Save African Forests

Farming Bamboo To Save African Forests

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Columbia | A Nukak Makú tribesman. Both women and men use the red achiote seed as colouring for make up, women also use it to color the vegetable fiber used to make bracelets. | ©Luca Zanetti ~ From his Reportage "Leaving the Wild" 2006.

Columbia | A Nukak Makú tribesman. Both women and men use the red achiote seed as colouring for make up, women also use it to color the vegetable fiber used to make bracelets. | ©Luca Zanetti ~ From his Reportage "Leaving the Wild" 2006.

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