One of the last wild tribes of Amazonia has been photographed

In the Brazilian Amazon, a government plane has photographed a tribe of indigenous Indians. The photo was taken in an area where illegal gold prospectors prowl. This is one of the last communities that has not had contact with civilization, but it faces the specter of extinction, and the threat of rich newcomers.

Airplane, from whichóhe photo of the indigenous people was takenóin the Amazon, looking for illegal gold prospectors in that area. Their very presence threatens wild tribes. Nativeów decimate diseases wspómodern man, with whichówho they've never had contact with before. Unfortunately, indigenous people are also victims of murder by the white man. The government estimates that there are about five thousand illegal g in the region where the photo was takenórników.

A serious threat to the indigenousóIn addition, the environment is contaminated, whichóre associated with the extraction of valuable ore. Mercury is used to extract gold, whichóra gets into the soil and inód land. According to a report in an earlyóin 2016 by several Brazilian health organizations, 90 percent. of the indigenous peopleóin the forestóin the Amazon rainforest is suffering from mercury poisoning.

The Yanomami, as the inhabitants are calledów are protected by Brazilian law since 1992. They are preserving the traditional wayób life for thousands of years. Their population is estimated at around 22,000. They are divided into dozens of tribes, at least three of which have had no contact with each otherómodern man.

Yanomami people live from hunting and gathering. By the 1960s. In the last century, not much was known about them. Their adventure with theóThe population of this tribe is estimated at aboutówhich they did not understand, was just beginning. The whole world watched in astonishment as, many years later, theólater a group of warriorsóin one of these tribes fired from a bowóin a BBC helicopter, whichóry flew to do a story on them.

The picture shows a structure called Jano. Each of the sectionsóis intended for another family. This is their place to hang a hammockóand the preparation of food. One such structure houses about 100 peopleób. Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon wrote in his book – "Yanomamö: Wild People", published in 1968, that the host showing respect to the guest, may offer him a night with his wife.

However, the wild tribes of the Amazon are threatened with extinction. HeadóThey are not only gold diggers, but also drug gangs and lumberjacks who cut down the rainforest. In addition, they are being robbed of their landóby the ever-expanding agriculture. Authorities are doing what they can to protect the nativesów. There is even a plan to create a reserveóin military-protected.