Brazil’s Awa Tribe: The Final Battle
The Awá tribe of Brazil are facing slow and inevitable destruction as the forest which they depend upon to survive, is shrinking.
The tribe who number around 350 and are among the last hunter-gatherers in the world, are up against the illegal logging industry (said to be worth up to $15 billion annually). While the Brazilian government is reluctant to take on the powerful agricultural lobby, and is doing very little to stop them.
It is not only the trees that in are in danger, in 2012 there were 1200 indigenous victims of aggression and 60 were killed by loggers. The activists that try to help them are also in danger; 1280 have been assassinated since the 1970s.
As celebrities like Colin Firth get involved in campaigning maybe there is a chance of saving these people but it could be too...