'Most Threatened' Tribe Sees No Relief from Illegal Loggers

01/08/2013 07:14

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer   |   March 29, 2013 02:14pm ET

A deadline to remove illegal loggers and settlers from the lands of one of the most threatened tribes on Earth appears poised to pass without action in Brazil.

The Awá, a tribe of about 450, have won multiple legal battles granting them the rights to their territory, which are also guaranteed in the Brazilian constitution. But enforcement of those rights has been lacking, with reports of illegal logging camps operating only 3 miles (5 kilometers) from one Awá settlement. [Read more] ...