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'Dalai Lama of the Rainforest' Appeals for Rio+20 to Save World's Most Threatened Tribe


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AWAY AWHI
- 2459 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Speaking ahead of the UN conference, internationally renowned Indian leader Davi Kopenawa Yanomami said properly protecting the Awá tribe's land rights was the only way to guarantee their survival.



   

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Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Friday June 22, 2012, 6:48 am
Thank you, Cal. Going to share this.
 

chris B (46)
Friday June 22, 2012, 7:40 am
Save the tribe, stop the logging.
 

JM AURNAGUE (176)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:27 am
THE UN OWES IT TO THE WORLD TO STOP THE LOGGING & SAVE THE AWA TRIBE!!
 

John B (185)
Friday June 22, 2012, 10:35 am
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article and the two video clips of the tribe members pleading their case to save their land and culture. Read and noted.
 

Robert O (12)
Friday June 22, 2012, 3:59 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:04 pm
THE U.N ARE USELESS - THEY HELP NO-ONE BUT THEMSELVES. FAT CATS EATING THE CREAM.
THE AWA PEOPLE MUST BE SAVED AND I HOPE WE - THE COMMON PEOPLE - CAN HELP THEM IN THEIR QUEST.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:10 pm
The Awa are right, the Brazilian Govt. can save their land, and save the tribe. Get with it Brazilian Govt. NOW! Stop the logging, before you do anymore to this indigeneous tribe.

Thanks Cal for the link to the two videos, it helps to put a face on the tribe, and here what they have to say.
 

Despina Vekris (9)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:28 pm
thank you
 

Lucie G (39)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:56 pm
the logging must be stopped. These people have lived on this land for geneartions nurturing it and keeping it for future generations. I feel these people have so much spritiually to give to our western world.
 

Cristins Calloni (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 5:19 pm
Brasilian governent has to stop permition to logging.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:49 pm
Thats sad to see happen.(O_O)
 

Susanne R (236)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:04 pm
If we don't do something to stop the illegal logging for the sake of saving the Awá tribe, then we should do it for the good of the planet. According to Wikipedia, "Tropical rainforests have been called the 'jewels of the Earth' and the 'world's largest pharmacy,' because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there.[2] Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world's oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production,[3] processing it through photosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration."

The cure for cancer or other catastrophic illnesses could be waiting to be discovered in areas that are being destroyed by greedy corporations. To add insult to injury, these corporations are polluting our air and then removing the natural filters provided by nature. What more are we going to allow them to do to us and to the indigenous peoples they displace?
 

Michael Vickers (3)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:56 am
I just hope that the Brazilian Government take note of this plea to save both the indigenous tribes and rainforest. Unfortunately in so many cases politicians are only interested in lining their own pockets and do not look at the long term effects of turning a blind eye to the destruction being caused by their lack of action.
www.tigersintheforest.com
 

Patricia Ces (8)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 12:27 pm
Thanks a lot for sharing!!!
 
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