Amazon mining threatens dozens of uncontacted Indigenous groups, study shows

  • A study published today in Global Environmental Change shows that the approval of Brazil’s Bill 191 allowing mining on Indigenous land could be detrimental to up to 43 uncontacted Indigenous groups.
  • Researchers also found that almost half of mining requests in the Brazilian Amazon registered through the National Mining Agency, a total of 3,600, were located in Indigenous territories with uncontacted groups.
  • The authors recommend scrapping the bill and increasing research on isolated Indigenous groups so they can be better protected. Still, a dossier published this week by Survival International shows the Bolsonaro administration is not protecting known uncontacted groups.

Mining interests in the Brazilian Amazon pose an imminent threat to Indigenous groups, a new study shows, causing…

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