Last survivors of the Amazon rainforest tribe Piripkura found in Brazil

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Last-survivors-of-the-Amazon-rainforest-tribe-Piripkura-found-in-BrazilThree remaining survivors of the Amazon rainforest tribe - Piripkura found in Brazil

An Overview of the News 

  • In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the Piripkura tribe remains one of the last bastions of indigenous culture.

  • Despite having only three remaining members, they are engaged in the struggle against impending threats such as deforestation from logging and mining activities.

Piripkura Tribe:

  • The Piripkura tribe comes from the Mato Grosso region of Brazil and leads a nomadic lifestyle.

  • Renowned for their reclusiveness, they strive to preserve their traditional lifestyle.

  • This indigenous group has faced significant hardships due to the invasion of their lands by illegal logging, mining, and other exploitative activities.

  • Their territory faces threats from deforestation and resource exploitation.

Key facts about the Amazon rainforest:

  • The Amazon rainforest, an extensive tropical rainforest, covers the basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America, covering a vast area of 2,300,000 square miles.

  • Covering about 40% of Brazil's total land area, it is bordered by the Guiana Highlands to the north, the Andes Mountains to the west, the Brazilian Central Plateau to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Other tribes living in the Amazon rainforest:


  • One of the largest indigenous groups in the Amazon.

  • Residence in Brazil and Venezuela.


  • Found in Para and Mato Grosso, Brazil.

  • Known for vibrant traditions like body painting and beadwork.


  • Habitats of Peru and Brazil.

  • Supporters of strong cultural identity and rights.

  • The focus was on protecting the land from harvesting and illegal crops.


  • Located in the upper Amazon in Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.

  • Known for spiritual practices and rainforest wisdom.


  • One of the most endangered tribes of the Brazilian state of Maranhao.

  • Threatened by illegal logging and mining.

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