⚠️#Uncontacted tribe in danger ⚠️

On the Brazil-Peru border, a group of indig ppl have approached a Manchineri village, in the Mamoadate Indig Territory in BR. The Manchineri say the group are members of the uncontacted Mashco Piro tribe.

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As in many such cases, it could be that the #uncontacted Indians are fleeing the pressure of invaders on their land.

"Something must be happening for them to get so close to the 🇧🇷Brazilian side, because in Peru, when [invaders] come across uncontacted Indians, they shoot"

☝️ José Carlos Meirelles, a government agent who specializes in protecting the lands of #UncontactedTribes.
👉 Mateus Manchineri (a Manchineri #Guardian): "Now we find their shelters when we go hunting. It's not that we want to run into them, but it's where we get our food...After we saw their tracks, we warned our relatives in the villages not to hunt there anymore." 🗣️ #TribalVoice
The only way to ensure that #uncontacted peoples survive is to protect their lands from invaders and from industrial "development."

🦠 If invaders infect the Mashco Piro with #coronavirus, or a simple flu, they could be wiped out. ❌
Pictured, Mashco Piro #indigenous people in 2014 when they appeared on a river bank in Manú National Park (#Peru) © Jean-Paul Van Belle/Survival International Image

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