Ooh, my favorite!

February 24, 2011, 6:27 am
Filed under: Compassion, Green, Nature, Simply Amazing, Videos

Uncontacted Amazon Tribe: First ever aerial footage from Survival International on Vimeo.

I have been consumed by this video since I saw it last week, and it only becomes more haunting and sinking when you realize that it’s not a movie trailer, but an attempt to save some of the last uncontacted tribes in the world. This new footage was shot to convince the Peruvian government that uncontacted tribes do, in fact, exist and are in danger of losing everything because of illegal logging and mining. Captured by a high-powered lens from 1 km away, Jose Carlos Meirelles hopes to use this footage to show Peru’s president that these tribes are not made up and are in need of preservation.

“They should be free to choose whether to make contact or not.”

Amazing work by Mr. Meirelles of FUNAI, a government agency that works to protect indigenous people of Brazil.

Visit http://www.uncontactedtribes.org

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This video gives me goosebumps. So moving yet so tragic. Imagine the common cold killing an entire tribe of people. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Meem

I know, I am still thinking about it. The bit about the exposure to the common cold was chilling!

Comment by Natira

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