21 Apr '11, 9pm

Akuntsu: The Tribe with Only 5 Individuals Left on Earth

Photo: © Fiona Watson/Survival Ururu, who died on 1st October 2009 leaving behind only 5 Akuntsu members. All images courtesy and used with permission of Survival International The dense forests of Rondônia, Brazil are the home to some of the most remotely situated and declining tribes left in the world. Some are uncontacted. Among them is the tiny tribe known as the ‘Akuntsu’. Not so very long ago, many members of the Akuntsu tribe existed in these forests. However with the tragic deaths of most of them due to an invasion by loggers and ranchers, today just five individuals are left. Imagine: today only five surviving members represent the entire Akuntsu community. Having suffered extreme violence, they still live a fearful life surrounded by hostile ranchers. Photo: © Fiona Watson/Survival Ururu and the surviving Akuntsu. From left to right - Nãnoi, Ururú, Pugapía. Pupák...

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