Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest

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Photo by Rachael Running, 2009. Photo by Rachael Running, 2010 Here in Detroit, spring is on the horizon. Green leaves … Read More

Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife

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Story by Rhett A. Butler originally published November 7, 2015 on Mongabay.com    After more than a decade of discussion and … Read More

Francis of the Forest

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WASHINGTON, DC – When Pope Francis visited Latin America in July, he made an impassioned plea for the protection of … Read More

Yanomami: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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    The Yanomami people live in the forested mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela. Their territory in Brazil … Read More

Matsés: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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  The Matsés tribe has always lived on the shores of the Yaquerana River, which marks the international border between … Read More

Ecuador is Poised to Open Yasuni for Drilling

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Since 2011, deforestation has increased in the protected area of Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park in response to oil drilling activities. … Read More

Guarani: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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Today the Guarani people can be found living in seven of the states in Brazil, with many others living in … Read More

Enawene Nawe: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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In Western Brazil in the state of Mato Grosso, the Enawene Nawe tribe has been living and fishing for hundreds … Read More

Awá: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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The Awá are a group of nomadic hunter-gatherers who live in the forested areas of northeastern Brazil. They are skilled … Read More

Contacted tribe treated for the flu

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About a month ago members of a previously uncontacted tribe made contact with a settled Asháninka indigenous community. One of … Read More

Akuntsu: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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Five people – that is how many individuals are left in the last surviving tribe of the Akuntsu people. They … Read More

Indigenous People of the Amazon

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The Amazon Rainforest is a diverse ecosystem that covers five and a half a million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) across … Read More

Mysterious Amazon “Rings” Predate the Amazon Itself

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It has always been assumed that the Amazon Rainforest was a pristine environment before we began major mining and logging … Read More

Members of unnamed Amazonian tribe make contact

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Four years ago members of an unnamed Amazonian tribe were filmed from the air and created a world-wide sensation. There … Read More

Indigenous Groups Fight for the Amazon, Their Home

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One big concern environmentalists have is people who are hesitant to believe climate change is happening cannot see how it … Read More

Oil Industry has ‘Devastating Consequences’ for Indigenous Peoples

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, has recently stated that indigenous communities in Peru have suffered “devastating consequences” as a result of the oil industry in the Amazon

Ancient Mysteries of the Amazon Revealed

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There’s a long-running controversy in the world of archaeology regarding how much impact ancient humans had on the evolution of … Read More

High Mercury Levels Affect Indigenous Populations

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Living in the Amazon’s Madre de Dios region of Peru has its perks when it comes to natural resources, but the introduction of mercury into this fragile ecosystem has transformed these natural resources into a major threat to indigenous people’s health.

A New Kind of Playground

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A little girl plays in the desolate landscape that is the aftermath of gold mining in Peru.

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