Earth s most threatened tribe has made a desperate appeal for the Brazilian government to halt the illegal logging that is ravaging its territory, as the Amazon s logging season starts in earnest. The Awá tribe already suffers the fastest rate of deforestation in the Amazon, and the start of the dry season has in previous years brought a huge upsurge in illegal loggers.The Awá s urgent message pleads with Brazil s Minister of Justice to evict loggers from our land immediately before they come back and destroy everything.
Maranhão state s public prosecutor ordered an investigation into those responsible for invading Awá land, and to demand they are brought to justice.
However, thousands of illegal loggers are still believed to be operating in the area. Survival is urging people to support the Awá by messaging Brazil s Minister of Justice.