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Brazil uses radar to protect isolated tribes | World news The Brazilian government has said it will employ heat-seeking radar in a last-ditch attempt to save the country's remaining groups of isolated Indians. The body-heat sensors will be mounted on a Brazilian air force jet normally used to monitor rainforest destruction and will be used to locate an estimated 39 groups of isolated indigenous people, hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. The authorities hope the system will help them to locate groups of isolated Indians to protect them from invaders such as loggers, goldminers and ranchers. Antenor Vaz, the coordinator for isolated tribes at Brazil's National Indian Foundation, said the system would allow authorities to locate tribes without disturbing their way of life. "We have been using planes more and more, not just to monitor [isolated tribes] but also to find new references," he said.
There are hundreds of indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest. Amazon Rainforest Indigenous Tribes
Deforestation in the Amazon | Environment
The Amazon is vital for a variety of reasons and it is imperative its rate of destruction is drastically reduced. It could well dictate the future of mankind on this Planet - it is in the overall scheme of things, that important! by Feb 5
Drowning in plastic: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France Floating beneath the surface of the water, to a depth of 10 metres, was a multitude of small plastic flecks and particles, in many colours, swirling like snowflakes or fish food. An awful thought occurred to Moore and he started measuring the weight of plastic in the water compared to that of plankton. Plastic won, and it wasn't even close.