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Brazil Government Strikes Intruders of Amazon’s Most Deforested Indigenous Land

The Brazilian government has initiated a significant operation to remove thousands of non-Indigenous individuals who have illegally occupied two ancestral territories in the Amazon Rainforest, marking a significant victory for the protection of Native communities and their land rights. The operation, which began on October 2 in the Apyterewa and Trincheira Bacajá territories in the state of Pará, aims to restore exclusive land rights to the 2,500 Indigenous people living there, including the Parakanã, Mebêngôkre Kayapó, and Xikrin communities, as well as uncontacted and recently contacted groups. These illegal invaders, some of whom have resided on the land for decades, have been engaging in activities such as cattle ranching and mining, leading to extensive deforestation and water pollution, posing threats to both the Indigenous population and the environment.
The government's objective is to remove these invaders "peacefully and voluntarily," and although the process has not been confirmed as conflict-free, federal agencies have taken steps to protect Indigenous villages and are advising leaders not to travel to certain areas during the operation. This operation, ordered by the Supreme Court and expected to last 90 days with a consolidation period afterward to prevent reinvasion, aims to correct a historical injustice and safeguard the future of Indigenous communities in the Amazon. Compensation will be offered to those who occupied the land until the end of 2001, as they were unaware it was Indigenous territory, while stricter measures will apply to those who occupied the land from 2002 onwards, with fines for environmental crimes such as deforestation. The Apyterewa and Trincheira Bacajá lands, demarcated in 2007 and 1996, respectively, have long suffered from invasions, violence, and conflicts with outsiders, with the former having the highest deforestation rates in the Amazon for the past four years due to illegal activities by non-Indigenous occupants.




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  • Peter Kamau

    38 w

    This is great work under the patronage of Pres Lula

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    • winnie nguru

      39 w

      Long live Lula the climate champion! By all means kick them out

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      • Rashid Kamau

        39 w

        Protecting forests MUST be the most important natural climate solution.

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        • johnte ndeto

          39 w

          Our forests ought to be protected from distinction

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          • walter lungayi

            39 w

            It is commendable that the Brazilian government is taking action to protect the Amazon's most deforested indigenous land. However, it is important for sustained efforts to be made to address the root causes of deforestation and ensure the long-term preservation of this valuable ecosystem.

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            • We Don't Have Time

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              • Grace Njeri

                39 w

                The best solution to conserve wildlife and defend the rights of forests.

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                • Sarah Chabane

                  39 w

                  Let's do it!

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    39 w

                    A positive move, those trying to bring harm to the forest should be stopped

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                    • rosebellendiritu

                      39 w

                      Nature includes our forests too and must be protected,so people trying to go against it must be stopped

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      39 w

                      Its high time the illegal occupants are removed.

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                      • CHRIS NGATIA

                        39 w

                        Great work from president Luiz ... The forests should be protected no matter the circumstances ... People inhabiting the forests illegally should be Evacuated

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                        • mercy nduta

                          39 w

                          @chris_ngatia I strongly second this!

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                        • Joseph Githinji

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                          This is a great move by President Luis , always on positive response towards attaining climate action realities.

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