Startled Amazon tribesmen pictured jabbing their spears as they see an airplane for the first time
- Two-hundred-strong tribe live in Brazil’s Acre state on the border with Peru
- They are ‘uncontacted’, meaning they have no contact with outside world
- Aircraft was on mission to check their land hadn’t been encroached
Startled tribal men in a remote part of the Amazon basin in Brazil shake their spears as they are pictured from above.
The pictures, shot from a plane earlier this week, were taken of the isolated tribe on the Peruvian border.
It is thought the tribe have had little to no contact with with the outside world.
Startled: An isolated tribe reacts to a plane flying over their community in Brazil’s Amazon basin on the border with Peru
Who’s there? The tribe numbers about 200 and is left alone to live in peace by the Brazilian Government
Threatened: The elusive tribe’s dwellings are at risk from cattle ranching and logging, among other things, though, and its land is monitored by officials to prevent encroachment
Busy: According to a charity, this particular tribe grows crops, peanuts, bananas and corn
Remote: The tribe is pictured surrounded by banana plants near their straw roof huts
The tribe, which numbers about 200, lives in Acre State. The Government follows a policy of not contacting them but monitors their land as it is threatened by logging, mining, cattle ranching, fishing and hunting.
Leaders of the Ashaninka tribe, which shares territory with this tribe and other uncontacted ones in the Amazon, have asked the government and NGOs for help in controlling the encroachment of these tribes in their own area, according to Reuters.
According to Survival International, an organisation working for tribal people’s rights worldwide, this particular uncontacted Amazonian tribe grows crops, peanuts, bananas, corns and more.
The pictures also show banana plants near the tribe’s straw-roofed huts.
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