Meanwhile, as the Amazon continues to shrink, the BBC followed Jose Carlos Morales of Brazil’s Indian Affairs department in his attempts to show his government and Peru’s that “hidden” indigenous tribes exist in the rainforest.
The BBC used lenses on their cameras that allowed them to shoot from up to a kilometer away.
Via the New York Times’ Green Blog:
Advocates for the region’s indigenous people say illegal logging in Peru is driving other isolated tribes across the border into Brazil, causing conflicts over resources and territory. Responding to the release of video and images of the tribe, Peruvian authorities said this week that they would work to stop the intrusion of loggers into protected areas.