November 15, 2010

Peru Amazon's rare species, uncontacted tribes face risks from logging

Industrial logging is pushing ever deeper into the area, making mahogany wood the leading front in the ever-growing battle for control of the resource-rich Peruvian Amazon. Deforestation and the quickly advancing logging frontier have forced still-uncontacted people into violent conflict with settlers, while threatening the sanctity of one of the last, most bio-diverse places on Earth.

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