Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (WiredPRNews.com) — As if seen from the imagination of a legendary book or a big-budget Hollywood movie, new striking photographs taken from high above the vast Amazon forest. For the first time seen by the modern civilization, these stunning photos show never-before seen footage of an indigenous tribe still untouched by technology and modern innovations.
As on of the world’s last isolated tribes, the photos show the natives covered in bright red pigmented paint and wielding homemade weapons and bows and arrows towards the helicopters flying over their heads. The photographs taken on Thursday were near the border between Peru and Brazil and proves, undoubtedly, that tribes such as these still exist on the planet and are in need of preservation.
According to a Brazilian official involved in the discovery expedition, these tribes face grave dangers from illegal logging and other natural habitat threats. A statement by Jose Carlos Meirelles, a member of the Survival International group, notes, “What is happening in this region is a monumental crime against the natural world, the tribes, the fauna and is further testimony to the complete irrationality with which we, the ‘civilized’ ones, treat the world.”
In other photographs of the tribe, approximately 15 Indians are situated near thatched huts in preparation to fire arrows at the aircrafts surrounding their territory. Survival International is a global organization that supports tribes and their people around the world. Director of Survival International, Stephen Corry, said, “The world needs to wake up to this, and ensure that their territory is protected in accordance with international law. Otherwise, they will soon be made extinct.”
A report by Reuters explains that of the 100 isolated tribes worldwide, nearly half of that population lives in either Brazil or Peru. Unfortunately, these native tribes are in critical danger of being killed either due to being forced from their lands or by new diseases.
To view more of these poignant photos, visit the Survival International web site at http://www.survival-international.org.