Satellites Discover Amazon’s Isolated Tribes

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Scientists are using pictures from satellites to see isolated tribes in the Amazon. These tribes live in thick forests on the border of Peru and Brazil. Satellites are better than planes because they don't scare the tribes.

The pictures show places and sizes of tribes. In Brazil, they found five new villages near the Envira River. These tribes live by growing food and hunting. They stay away from the rest of the world. But, illegal loggers and drug people threaten them.

These scientists worry that meeting others might give the tribes diseases they don't know. This is because they are not used to things from outside.


1- Why do scientists prefer using satellites over planes to observe isolated tribes?

2- How do the tribes in Brazil live?

3- What threatens the isolated tribes in the Amazon?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Voice of America.