Brazil: high-risk expedition to contact isolated tribe declared success

Thirty-person expedition, including Funai officials and a doctor, contacted and vaccinated 34 people from the Korubo tribe

Brazil’s biggest and most ambitious expedition in decades to contact a voluntarily isolated indigenous tribe has been declared a success after venturing deep into remote and inaccessible Amazon jungle.

The rare, high-risk expedition aimed to prevent potential conflict between tribal groups in a vast and remote reserve near Brazil’s Peruvian border.

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Source: theguardian