23 May '11, 4pm

Satellite photos capture illegal clearing of tribal forest

23 May 2011: Satellite Photos Capture Illegal Clearing of Tribal Forest Recent satellite images reveal that logging companies have illegally cleared sections of forest inhabited by the last “uncontacted” tribe in South America outside the Amazon, according to the advocacy group Click to enlarge Survival International Illegal logging in Paraguay, Oct.-Dec. 2010 Survival International . Between October and December of 2010, loggers cleared forest in Gran Chaco, an arid area of scrub forest in Paraguay claimed by the indigenous Ayoreo, a tribe that had no contact with outsiders until the mid-20th century. The deforestation, which Survival International said was being carried out by the companies River Plate and BBC S.A., violates a logging moratorium in the region that is claimed by the tribe and ranchers. Between 2006 and 2010, commercial ranchers cleared about 10 percent of...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/satellite_photos_capture_ille...

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