Loggers use fire to wipe out Amazon tribes

Amazon fires
Loggers are using fire to destroy the Amazon and indigenous people

Huge forest fires raging in the Amazonian rainforest are threatening to wipe out the Awa tribe, one of the last uncontacted indigenous groups on Earth.

The neighbouring Guajajara Guardians have been fighting to protect the Awa tribe from violence by loggers, disease and land clearing. Despite promises by the Brazilian government to assist, the Guardians have been fighting the forest fires without support from emergency services.

Last year, loggers lit fires which wiped out forest cover across 50% of the region.


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