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Default Cattle company bulldozing UNESCO site, threatening uncontacted natives

Cattle company bulldozing UNESCO site, threatening uncontacted natives
Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
December 09, 2009

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1209-hance_chaco.html
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A Brazilian ranching company is bulldozing land within UNESCO Chaco Biosphere Reserve in Paraguay, home to the only uncontacted natives outside of the Amazon in South America. While the UNESCO status provides no legal protections to the area, it is meant as an international marker to protect the tribe of the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode and the forest they inhabit.

The indigenous groups' organization, OPIT, has sent a plea to Paraguay's Foreign Minister to "send a letter to UNESCO in Paris so that their representatives come and see with their own eyes what is happening to our forests." The statement continues:
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