The largest Expedition for more than 20 years, to a previously isolated tribe in Brazil’s Amazon region is run according to the authorities, so far, successfully.

the 34 members of the people Korubo had been contacted in the indigenous reserve of Vale do Javari in the state of Amazonas, on the border with Peru and is also vaccinated. The the for the protection of indigenous peoples competent state Agency Fundação Nacional do Índio (Funai) said on Friday. A goal of the Expedition was to prevent new conflicts between the Korubo and also in this protected area live people of the Matis, and to protect the Indigenous.

in Addition, it was a matter of some members of the Korubo, who had fled during the conflict between the two groups with a number of deaths in 2014 to bring back to their families. This, too, was managed, it said. Funai responded with the Expedition, according to the information provided at the request of the Korubo people who had felt of the Matis threatened. Photos on the Facebook page of Funai showed some of the Korubo, which previously had no contact with the outside world, gleaming on the side of the leader of the expedition, Bruno Pereira.

The Expedition was launched in the beginning of March, at 19. In March, the two first Indigenous had been encountered with no previous contact with the outside world in the hunt. “It was a very emotional experience,” said expedition leader Pereira. “It turned out that the two brothers of the Expedition were members. They had not seen each other in 2015 and thought the brother was dead.”

The Expedition had been planned, the first under the government of right-wing populist President’s Jair Bolsonaro, but already since more than three years. Since the January ruling Bolsonaro aims to promote the economic use of the Amazon basin. He announced already, no new indigenous protected areas and to review existing ones, in his opinion these areas are much too large in terms of number of peoples and ethnicities. The indigenous protected area of Vale do Javari is around 85, 000 square kilometers in size, surpassing Austria. According to data from Funai, the largest concentration of the outside world is closed off living peoples.

expeditions to isolated voluntary living peoples are generally not controversial. The society for threatened peoples in Göttingen, about fears that the biggest Company could be for more than 20 years, an initial ignition, to the economic use of advance, even if the Bolsonaro-government had not been in this case, the Client. Bolsonaro had withdrawn from the Funai immediately after taking office, the responsibility for the expulsion of indigenous protected areas and for the purposes of the planned economic development of the Ministry of agriculture transferred to it. Just the agricultural industry, especially soybean farmers, to spread to more and more Land.

The 30-man strong Expedition, including six members of the Korubo, as well as several members of the three other ethnic groups, was on 3. March started in the Funai Station on the river Ituí in the direction of the inflow of Coari. All participants had from 3. up to the 12. March in quarantine before they had gone in search of the Korubo in the rain forest, writes Funai. Thus, the Transmission of diseases to the Indigenous should be avoided.

All of the 34 Indigenous were medically examined and, in accordance with the state rules, vaccinated, such as Funai writes. Only one member had health problems, his Malaria was found. He agreed, according to the, a seven-day continuous treatment. On 7. April to replace a new Team, the previous, and for a further 45 days in contact with the Indigenous. The Expedition had been regarded as a highly risky: It was unclear how Indigenous the contact would react.

dpa