Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and more incursions on their territory from uncontacted tribes, defined by Survival International as groups who have no peaceful contact with mainstream society. The “Bravos,” or “Braves,” as uncontacted Indians are called in the region, carry out raids on other villages, putting the communities along the Envira River on permanent alert. Leaders of the Ashaninka tribe have asked the government and NGOs for help in controlling what they consider an encroachment on their area by these uncontacted indigenous groups, stating that the movement of these other tribes is the result of pressure caused by illegal logging across the border in Peru.
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A little late, but we’ve all got to have a vacation sometime.
The headline story of the past 7 days has of course been the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Add some Ukraine-Russia tension and the Nuclear Security Summit in The hHague and you’ve got your world news in 60+ pics.
I think these Holi festival celebration parties are where rainbows are born.
The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space featured catering by chef and exotic creator Gene Rurka at it’s 110th Annual Dinner. Chef Rurka prepared a variety of dishes featuring an array of insects, wildlife, animal body parts and invasive species.
Keep on exploring guys and girls, but I’ll stick to steak and shrimps.
It’s been another roller coaster of a week on planet Earth.
Brazil will be invaded by thousands of foreign football fans in 3 months time, but is the country ready to give them the experience of a lifetime?
Some of the stadiums are not ready yet, the favelas are still rife with drugs and criminals and some of the beaches are pretty polluted too.
You can only make a first impression once Brazil.
It’s been another eventful week in Eastern Europe. Russia won’t back down and neither will the Ukraine. Any one have any take on how it will play out in the end?
Andrea Ballaratti is an Italian photographer and when he visited Bangkok he focussed on the main mode of transport, the Tuk Tuk.
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from the archives
- Planet Earth 07
- In The Picture: Rob Liliedahl
- Spanish Miners Protests
- Gay Canal Parade Amsterdam 2013
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013