Land Use in Amazon Rainforest
Global warming, logging, mining, dams, all thirsty for land.
Amazon tribes affected
The Kayapo tribe is located near the Amazon Basin in the east. They have a population of around 8,000 and have scattered villages throughout the Amazon. The Kayapo are known for fighting off illegal loggers, ranchers and gold miners. In the 1980's and 1990's they fought and won official recognition of their land.