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Survival and Uncontacted Tribes Near Machu Picchu

By November 10, 2012

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Representatives of Survival International, an organization working for the rights of tribal communities worldwide, are currently handing out leaflets at Machu Picchu Train Station in Aguas Calientes.

The leaflets aim to further highlight the plight of uncontacted tribes living in the Sacred Valley, less than 70 miles from Machu Picchu itself. Plans for oil and gas exploration in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve, home to tribes such as the Nanti and Mashco-Piro, seriously threatened the traditional lifestyle -- as well as the lives -- of these indigenous peoples.

If you'd like to see the leaflet -- and learn more about these tribes -- head over to the Survival International website.

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