PHOTO REPORT: Amazon Indian Warriors Beat and Strip Illegal Loggers in Battle for Jungle’s Future

Ka'apor warriors stand guard over illegal loggers they tied up during a jungle expedition to search for and expel them from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory.

Ka’apor warriors stand guard over illegal loggers they tied up during a jungle expedition to search for and expel them from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory.

By David Sim, International Business Times, September 4, 2014

A group of warriors from Brazil’s indigenous Ka’apor tribe tracked down illegal loggers in the Amazon, tied them up, stripped them and beat them with sticks.

Photographer Lunae Parracho followed the Ka’apor warriors during their jungle expedition to search for and expel illegal loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Amazon basin.

Ka'apor warriors raise their weapons as they leave the village of Waxiguy Renda to look for loggers in the Amazon.

Ka’apor warriors raise their weapons as they leave the village of Waxiguy Renda to look for loggers in the Amazon.

Tired of what they say is a lack of sufficient government assistance in keeping loggers off their land, the Ka’apor people, who along with four other tribes are the legal inhabitants and caretakers of the territory, have sent their warriors out to expel all loggers they find and set up monitoring camps.

Amazon logging 3Amazon logging 4Last year, the Brazilian government said that annual destruction of its Amazon rain forest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of decline. Based on satellite images, it estimated that 5,843 square kilometres of rain forest were felled in the one-year period ending July 2013.

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Warrior pours gasoline over a logging truck.

Warrior pours gasoline over a logging truck.

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Logging truck set on fire.

Logging truck set on fire.

The Amazon rain forest is considered one of the world’s most important natural defences against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75 percent of Brazil’s emissions, as vegetation is burned and felled trees rot. Such activity releases an estimated 400 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, making Brazil at least the sixth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide gas.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/photo-report-amazon-indian-warriors-beat-strip-illegal-loggers-battle-jungles-future-1464021?utm_medium=social

Posted on September 4, 2014, in Logging, Warrior and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great to hear, hope all those involved stay safe, need to wake up the gov. of Brazil before it’s too late !

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