Watch: New footage of one of the world's most threatened tribes from the Amazon surfaces
Watch: New footage of one of the world's most threatened tribes from the Amazon surfaces.Photo: . Pictures may be protected by copyright.
Incredible new video showing uncontacted members of the Awá tribe in Maranhão state, Brazil. It was filmed by neighboring Guajajara, who are trying to protect the patch of Amazon rainforest in which the Awá live – and which is being rapidly destroyed: https://t.co/9Nfq543T1l pic.twitter.com/RY3EW0e0zv — Survival International (@Survival) July 22, 2019 A remarkable video of a bare-chested man with a spear believed to be a member of the uncontacted Amazonian Awá tribe has surfaced on the internet. The Awá has been described as the world’s most threatened tribe by the NGO Survival International. The existence of the tribe has been called into question in recent years, but the video proves that some remain in self-imposed isolation, fearful the consequence of commercial interests that harm the Brazilian rainforest. Filmed by the neighbouring Guajajara tribe, the clip was released by an indigenous media group that wants to raise awareness against illegal loggers and miners who threaten the Amazon forest. The tribesman can be seen sniffing a machete left behind in the forest before he realises he is being filmed and flees the spot. The Guajajara tribe regularly patrol the forests to monitor incursions and evict loggers, reported Survival International. Olimpio Guajajara, Coordinator of the Guardians of the Amazon, told the NGO, “We Guardians are defending our people’s rights,.. Read more