This video presents “Loggers strip trees from Amazonian tribe’s territory – the Guardian”:

  • “Undercover investigators film loggers taking huge tree trunks out of the territory of the Awá tribe.
  • According to Survival International, they are the world’s most threatened tribe, with their homes being destroyed by industrial projects and cattle ranching.”
  • The Awá
    • live in four communities in Maranhão state of Brazil
    • are fully dependent on the forest

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Vale’s efforts to expand the Carajás railway are one of many threats facing the Awá. © Fiona Watson/Survival

Vale’s efforts to expand the Carajás railway are one of many threats facing the Awá.
© Fiona Watson/Survival

Here are some good news for Brazil’s Awá Tribe:

  • The ruling:
    • demands an immediate freeze on expansion work along the Carajás railway
    • sets a daily penalty of US$25,000 for any breach

However, “loggers, ranchers and settlers are still brazenly flouting Brazilian law. Despite assurances from Brazil’s authorities, the Awá’s way of life still hangs in the balance – we need action,” said Survival’s Director Stephen Corry.

Please click here to act now to help the Awá.

For Survival International’s contact info, please click here.

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