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Tanks Move in Around Earth's Most Threatened Tribe ACTION

World  (tags: humanrights, indigenous people, Brazil, Awa )

- 2059 days ago -
Survival International has received reports that Brazil's military has launched a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth's most threatened tribe.


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Nancy C (806)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:33 am
Little Butterfly, an Aw girl. The Aw have pleaded for all illegal invaders to be evicted from their forest.
Sarah Shenker/Survival

Teresa W (782)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:37 am
I can't find the petition. :-(

Kit B (276)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:55 am

Thank you! We're sending the PDF letter to your e-mail inbox.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:17 am
Thanks Nancy

Maria S (95)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:50 am
Noted. Thanks Nancy!

Frances Darcy (92)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:03 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:17 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:19 am
The army is defending the tribe against illegal loggers. So why haven't the illegal loggers left?

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:32 am

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:38 am
Noted ,can't see petition?

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:40 am

Mike M (40)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:47 am
N&letter sent

. (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 10:07 am
Noted & posted but couldn't find the petition.

Vicky P (476)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 11:48 am
noted, signed

cynthia l (207)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:14 pm
don't see the petition either. The army is not doing enough to stop the atrocity

Joy M (167)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted.. Thanks

Tatiana T (92)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 2:48 pm
Noted. Letter sent.
This is the link for the petition:

Thank you Nancy!

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 3:55 pm
And I expected something bad! well, good for Brazil for protecting them. Those illegally logging should suffer severe consequences. OK, I want to say shot on sight-is that too extreme> I'm tired of illegal logging and poaching and feel no need to have these people around.

There is a children's book called "The Great Kapok Tree" which deals with this in a basic manner. I think the people in it are the Awa people. I haven't read it for a long time having no small child any more or daycare kids. It is one of my favorites though.

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:31 pm
Awesome! This is the Government doing what they should be doing, protecting it's people and the people's lands.

Ellen Kent (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 5:52 pm
Where's the petition so I can sign it?

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:19 pm

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:31 pm
I could not figure out where to sign.

Sheila M (4)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:38 pm
I hope that these isolated indigenous tribes can prevail against the loggers and the slasher's and burners who level the rain forest to grow "soy beans" or what ever is profitable. We can not afford to loose our last links to our shared past! We must protect these peoples or we are all in danger of loosing our shared humanity.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 9:48 pm
Kudos to the Brziian government for doing what essentially is their job - protecting the people and the land, by extension the wildlife. Noted with thanks.

Ludger W (65)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 10:59 pm

Kim M (2)
Monday July 29, 2013, 12:54 am
Why don't you send the letters by email - far quicker and less expensive, air mail costs a fortune in UK? I won't be posting a letter, I thought this was going online.

Lona G (66)
Monday July 29, 2013, 2:25 am
The government is showing their macho side again, moving in with military, helicopters and tanks. Makes you wonder how much more forest and wildlife is devastated. As the site says, the illegal loggers only move out of the way and the problem isn't really solved, too much has been cleared already.

A petition would make it easier to bring this under the attention of the Brazilian government.

Winn Adams (179)
Monday July 29, 2013, 7:26 am
This is so wrong and should be stopped NOW.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 8:04 pm
The Aw are some of the most persecuted people on Earth!! I have downloaded the PDF before and emailed them! Seems like nothing will stop these monsters!

P A (117)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:53 pm
Oh good grief - I thought I had bested their website and managed (eventually) to sign things - but it seems only one was signed - the rest (autofilled) have come back that they don't know the password. Why are they making helping them so difficult? When you first go and sign an email, a grey haze comes over the screen which you have to get rid of before you can put your email details in - and then you have to provide a password... Will come back later when I am less exhausted,

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:21 am
The innocent faces of little children allowed to live.....

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:23 am
Thank you!
We're sending the PDF letter to your e-mail inbox.
I will send the mail, noted - thank you Nancy

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:07 am
Thanks Nancy

Ann L (15)
Friday August 2, 2013, 7:05 pm
So glad the Brazilian government is not only acknowledging
this destruction, but taking the first steps to stop it.Thanks for the post.

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:16 am
write a letter to the Awa
Thanks my buddy for this critical action on behalf of the Awa people. I posted to Twitter ... prayers rising for their protection and safekeeping.


Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:48 am
As the article noted, this is a good "first step".
The "invaders" need to be imprisoned, fined, shot, strung-up--anything to show the absolute seriousness of the protection of the Awa People and their land. A "show of force" is good, but they need to USE that force.
This invasion needs to be quashed once and for all, or this will keep happening.
Thanks for an excellent (and hopeful) article, Nancy.
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