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Isolated tribe in Brazil's Amazon caught on camera for the first time

2018-08-23 02:51
Drone video released on Tuesday night by Brazil's agency for indigenous affairs - FUNAI - appears to show members of an isolated tribe deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The agency said it captured the drone shots during an expedition last year to monitor isolated communities. The clip showed several people walking around a deforested area of the jungle. One person appeared to be carrying a bow and arrow, FUNAI said. Researchers discovered the isolated tribe in Vale do Javari, an indigenous territory in the southwestern part of the state of Amazonas. An agency official told The Associated Press that they had monitored this tribe in the jungle for years but had never caught its members on camera. The official said they did not have a name for the tribe. Overall, the agency has registered 107 isolated tribes in Latin America's largest nation. While isolated communities are sometimes captured on video, FUNAI does not make contact with them. Credit: Adam Moi/FUNAI via AP