07 Feb '12, 5pm

New rainforest and indigenous reserve established in Peru

Group releases close-up photos of 'uncontacted' tribe in Peru (02/01/2012) New photos provide visual evidence of just how close the long-isolated tribe of Mashco-Piro people in the Amazon rainforest are to being contacted by the outside world—a perilous moment for tribes highly susceptible to disease and likely to defend their people and territory with weapons. According to indigenous rights NGO Survival International, the Maschco-Piro tribe has been seen more frequently outside of their forest home in Manu National Park in recent years. Some experts blame illegal logging in the park and helicopters used in oil and gas projects for the sightings. Saving the world's biggest river otter (01/30/2012) Charismatic, vocal, unpredictable, domestic, and playful are all adjectives that aptly describe the giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis ), one of the Amazon's most spectacu...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0207-hance_maijunareserve.html

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