Remarkable drone footage offers a rare glimpse of an isolated tribe in Brazilian Amazon.
Sarah Shenker, a senior researcher at tribal advocacy group Survival International, told Fox News that the images like the ones released by FUNAI are a powerful tool. Glimpses of uncontacted tribes “galvanize public support for the need to protect their lands,” she said, noting that FUNAI has suffered drastic budget cuts. “We’re calling for the teams that are on the ground … to have the resources they need to do their job properly,” Shenker added.
Earlier this year, FUNAI released extremely rare video footage showing the last surviving member of an uncontacted tribe that was massacred in 1995.
Dubbed “the world’s loneliest man,” the solitary figure is also known as “the Indian of the hole,” according to FUNAI, on account of the stave-filled holes he digs to trap animals.