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Uncontacted tribes at risk amid ‘worrying’ surge in Amazon deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19, 2018 – Ilegal loggers and militias cleared an area three times the size of Gibraltar in Brazil’s Amazon this year, threatening an “uncontacted” indigenous tribe, activists said on Tuesday. Satellite imagery collected by Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), a Brazilian advocacy group, detected about 4,600 acres (1,863 hectares) of deforestation this year […]