What is happening to the tribes in the Amazon rainforest?
In the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil live tribes that have no contact with the outside world. Illegal loggers and ranchers are invading their land and bringing disease. They will not survive unless this stops. Some uncontacted tribes are tragically down to their very last members.
Why are they clearing the Amazon?
The ever-growing human consumption and population is the biggest cause of forest destruction because of the huge amounts of resources, products, services we take from it. Direct human causes of deforestation include logging, agriculture, cattle ranching, mining, oil extraction, and damming.
Why are people cutting down the Amazon rainforest?
Large areas of forest are cleared by felling trees and burning down the forest to create pastures for grazing cattle. Brazil is a major supplier of beef to countries such as the US and China, exporting 1.82 million tonnes in 2019 alone.
How are indigenous peoples affected by the Amazon rainforest?
But deforestation is strongly correlated to violence against people who live in forests – indigenous peoples and other non-indigenous forest dwellers. And those people depend on the forest for their livelihood, and people spend their lives there.” Miller also notes that helping the tribes in this day and age is not as straightforward as it might seem.
Which tribe is the most endangered in the Amazon?
Try again later. Indigenous filmmakers from Midia India are releasing a documentary that draws attention to the dire situation faced by their uncontacted relatives, the Awá Guajá, from the indigenous territory of Araribóia, one of the most endangered in the Amazon.
Is there an attack on the Amazon rainforest?
A historic assault is being waged on the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people who have called it home for thousands of years, as the world's population seeks shelter from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taken from JRE #2013 w/Paul Rosolie:https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NM14BIsV9yVzq7keqHijN?si=52004796ee244734