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The Lost Tribe Staring Extinction in the Face: Extraordinary New Pictures of Life in the Depths of the Amazon Jungle

Society & Culture  (tags: tribe, extinction, life, Amazon jungle )

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These incredibly detailed photographs offer a unique insight into the lives of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes.Spears aloft, faces daubed with vivid red paint these bewildered villagers stare up at the helicopter high above them.For them, .....


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Jaclin S (230)
Monday January 31, 2011, 11:59 pm
This is such a sad thing because these pple have lived their lives free and unhindered and now they are being forced to confront a civilisation that they really have no need of - it is a grave sin to disturb their way of life. Peace & Harmony TY Anna

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:14 am
Lets hope they are left in peace

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:56 am
I can imagine their gut-fear! Omg! poor souls!
Noted and thanks.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 3:10 am
Thank you Anna, posted to myspace, FB & twitters

Jae A (316)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:17 am
We've seen a couple of 'documentries' about them and what's happening to them gets nearer and nearer to taking over their world by outsiders for timber and farming to mention a couple of the dollar reasons their lives area about to take a turn they really not ready,nor should the be, to accept. Just sad.

Naoko i (257)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:36 am
Sadly noted.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:37 am
noted, thanks Anna

Denise P (65)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:18 am
Why can't they be left alone? The decimation of the rainforest must come to an end and if the Peruvian Government doesn't do something about it then the Brazilians and the British should take charge and stop these Peruvian loggers from what they are doing. I quote the words of Edmund Burke:” The only thing necessary for the triumph of EVIL is for GOOD men to do nothing”.

Denise P (65)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:19 am
Ooops sorry I forgot. Noted. Thank you Anna!

Bonnie A (76)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:42 am
I hope they are left alone. They understand how the planet works better than we do. They will survive more than we will, if we leave the rainforest intact, because they are closer to nature than we are. Leave them alone. They do not need our--"help". Thanks so much for posting this important article!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:52 am
It is better for them to stay far away from "civilization"

Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:58 am
Oh For Goodness Sake, Leave Them Alone !!!

As everyone here has commented in their own way, these Native Peoples DO NOT NEED, Nor Do They Want Our Intrusive, Domineering, Corruptible, Help !!!
Just who the Bl...y He.l do we think we are, with our Fancy Clothes, Cars & Houses??? ( well, some of us would have these things: chuckle)

Brittany D (28)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:08 am
I thought I saw this last year and it was a hoax? Maybe I am thinking of something else.

Kaye S (45)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:24 am
God bless them.

Kay M (347)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:37 am

Mychael Lee (11)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:47 am
This is sad, and hopeful at the same time. But what I wonder most of all is, why do we persist with the misnomer of "Indians"?! Neither North nor South America is India. Am I the only person that is irked by this?

tracey p (81)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:06 am
I wish they could just be left alone to live their lives unfettered by the mess most of us have in our lives. i feel for them...they are bound to end up having their way of life disrupted and threatened.other people will not leave them in peace.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:41 am
The madness of modernity has decimated the planet in it's artificiality taking the last remnants of the truey human being. In harmony with nature, they face insanity at their door.

pam w (139)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:25 am
Leave EVERYTHING in the forest alone--leave the FOREST alone--everything in it is part of the whole and as important and valuable as anything else! These people are merely a small piece of the ecosystem.

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:56 am
Why can't we leave them in peace, to live out their lives without our interference? After all, what have we got to give them that would be of benefit to them? We have made a mess of our civilised world! Why start on theirs?

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 9:04 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!! Michela

Trequl M (170)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 9:33 am
Noted with thanks.

MmAway M (522)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:04 pm
Thank you Anna for this article at site...was just feeling Sick while reading it!

Way to many people have been SHOVED OUT DUE TO MANKIND'S GREED AND NEED for the $$$, while these humble tribes and people suffer. Leave them in PEACE and Leave them alone!!!

Is there anything that can be done to help? Did not see a petition or address to write a letter, did I miss it?

Roger G (148)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:07 pm
incredible news !

Linda Thompson (16)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:35 pm
let's leavr them alone!!! They sure din't need US!!

Glenda J (158)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 12:50 pm
I can only pray that these beautiful people can be left in their natural habitat without government official going in there to capture their way of life and start to destroy them as they have tried very hard to destroy us, and mostly have starting with the American Indian, it's ashame that Power overthrows Love on this Planet..but Oh boy do they have a rude awakening.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 1:22 pm
It's tragic. I hope they are left alone in peace. Humans have a way of damaging so many innocent people, inadvertently through disease, and directly by invading their environment. I hope this tribe survives.

Toni C (508)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 1:45 pm
Just one more example of greed being more important than people. What a shame! These people do need to be left alone... they're not bothering anyone and the intrusion of outsider could be the extinction of them

Mary L (132)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:00 pm
Why haven't we heard about Brazil protesting Peru's illegal logging? I don't care what the Peruvian President says. There's a border and they should keep to their side of it. Peace keepers from the United Nations that aren't American sounds good to me, as long as they can fight back that is.

Teresa Arias (3)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:02 pm
All our love and respect for the Tribes and aborigens who live in the Jungle of the Amazon .... let them to live in Peace!!

Ann L (15)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 3:34 pm
Where does it all sto?. What have these people done to deserve this> Absolutely nota; just greed. Sure someone will try to modernize them. Guess what. They have no immunity to any of our germs and viruses. Extinction.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:13 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:51 pm
Leave these innocent people alone.

Trish K (93)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 6:01 pm
Most unbearable to think about. We just found them and now we will destroy them. All logging in South America is un-necessary. The Amazon truly is the lungs of the world. Too bad a year of thinking couldn't be decreed for everyone to just chill, talk and exchange ideas before it is too late.

Star S. (54)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:38 pm
keep the Pressure up on the Peruvian govt-- unfortunately this is a familiar story through out the Amazon- I personally have in contact with some Indian tribes living on the Amazon, and they are amazing people with incredible customs.. some of them are very spirtiual and most have an amazing rapport with nature.. We must rally behind them- they deserve to have their lifestyle preserved...

Joyce G (77)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 8:33 pm
Leave these people alone. Don't contaminate them with the outside world!

Yrna M (196)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 9:26 pm
That shocked me, the tribe still exist but why even the president denied their existence? They have a right to live, I hope they could live in peaceful with their own traditional way. God Bless Them. There are a plenty of tribes in Indonesia, some of them still living far from civilization and using their old traditional way, the good thing is the govt supporting their existence as a part of the Indonesian culture. Thanks Anna for this interesting news.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 10:11 pm

Caroline Vimla (16)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 11:11 pm
They are a part of Peru's cultural heritage and Peru should be proud of their existence.. instead of denying they even exist . This a prevalent problem Malaysia,dams are built in the forests to force the tribal people like Penans ,out without any show of respect for them as fellow humans and their way of life. No one has the right to use what he/she perceives 'civil' and 'modern' as a yardstick to 'measure' others...

Lisa H (180)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:06 am
I see many "hope they are left alone". REALLY? Are you even kidding? In this day, we don't even leave americans alone! Peru denies them, because admitting their existence might lead someone to suggest they should have RIGHTS, and Peru is getting rich off their forest! If the government doesn't screw them over, some lovely Christians will go to explain what is wrong with the gods they have worshipped for centuries and how they are all going to hell. One way or another, humanity will destroy them.

. (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:57 am
amazing! Now the more reason to stop cutting down the rainforest. thanks for sharing!

Colin Hope (201)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 2:58 am
Noted and signed!!

Annick Letourneau (67)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 5:06 am
Oh my God... leave this beautiful peoples alone! Thanks, A x

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 8:09 am
noted and thank you.

Valerie S (70)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 8:38 am
They are far better off that more modern societies, they should be left alone. They'll outlive us all unless we destroy their environment (like 'we' - our governments and corporations- do everything good and pure!)

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 9:00 am
Thanks Anna. This is awful. Finding the last of endangered life forms and 'gifting' them with the message of inevitable extinction.

Kay F (550)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 10:57 am
Thanks Anna.

Bob P (394)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 12:32 pm
Some thing else forso called civilization to destroy

Kimberley R (11)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 1:02 pm
Wow amazing photos! I'm going to be mailing my letter tomorrow to try and get protection for these amazing people!

Justin R (0)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 2:54 pm
These poor people - the snake has invaded paradise.


ANGIE cr (4)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 2:58 pm
there were news about this tribe some years ago but suddenly no one said anything else about them...

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 6:03 pm
noted...i hope their life continues without our interference....

Ginger Strivelli (20)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 4:35 am
Don't worry big business will move in on them stealing their homes and land...and the Christian missionaries will move in on them and steal their gods and their culture from them...then they'll be wiped out or absorbed into our modern culture.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 1:17 pm
Too bad they found them. Now they will never have a natural life. Why not just make the Amazon off limits for anyone, including planes. We cannot keep encroaching their jungle as we need it to help keep the planet cool and exchange co2 for O2. They looked pretty healthy to me, without all the modern vitamins, physicians, and television and health clubs. They are likely much healthier than we are. Bet their mental health is better too.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday February 5, 2011, 2:14 am
Thanks Anna
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