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About Piripkura Tribe


Recently, the last survivors of an Amazon rainforest tribe- Piripkura found in Brazil.


Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Piripkura Tribe: Guardians of Tradition in Amazon Rainforest
  2. Amazon Rainforest: Lifeline and Habitat

Piripkura Tribe: Guardians of Tradition in Amazon Rainforest

  • The Piripkura tribe hails from Brazil’s Mato Grosso region.
  • This nomadic tribe is renowned for its strong commitment to preserving their traditional lifestyle and cultural practices.

Challenges and Isolation:

  • The tribe’s isolation has been paramount in their story.
  • They’ve encountered numerous obstacles due to encroachments on their land by illicit logging, mining, and other forms of land exploitation.
  • The tribe has strived to protect their land from deforestation and resource extraction.

Amazon Rainforest: Lifeline and Habitat:

  • The Amazon Rainforest, covering 2.3 million square miles, is a vast tropical rainforest spread across northern South America.
  • Encompassing 40% of Brazil’s land area, it’s bordered by the Guiana Highlands, Andes Mountains, Brazilian central plateau, and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • This biodiverse region serves as home to numerous indigenous communities, including the Piripkura tribe.
  • The Piripkura tribe’s valiant efforts to safeguard their ancestral lands in the Amazon Rainforest underscore the broader struggle for indigenous rights and conservation in the face of modern challenges.

-Source: Indian Express

February 2024