"Raging Amazon Forest Fire Menaces Uncontacted Tribe"

"SAO LUIS, Maranhao, Brazil – A stubborn forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon is threatening to consume the forest home of one of the last remaining uncontacted tribes on Earth – the awá-Awá.

Despite the efforts of 200 volunteers from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, IBAMA, the flames have devastated at least 35 percent of the 1,594 square mile area in Brazil’s northeastern state of Maranhao.

About 12,000 ethnic indigenous Guajajara and some 80 awá-Awá, also known as Awá-Guaja, call the area home."

Environment News Service had the story November 1, 2015.

Source: ENS, 11/03/2015