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25 Apr 2014

Survival International

Campaign victory saves Earth’s most threatened tribe [Brazil]

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In an unprecedented victory in the campaign to save Earth’s most threatened tribe, the Brazilian government has announced that all invaders have now been removed from the Awá indigenous territory in the eastern Amazon rainforest… exactly two years after Survival International...launched a high-profile international campaign to save the Awá from extinction…[The] Brazilian government sent…agents to remove illegal cattle ranchers and loggers from the land of the Awá in January 2014…the Public Prosecutor and Judge…handed the Awá an official document confirming that all non-Indians have now been removed…The Awá’s land retains some of the last remaining patches of rainforest…the Awá, one of the last nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes in the Amazon…[would have] faced extinction if no action was taken…Survival is now calling on the Brazilian authorities to put in place a permanent land protection program…