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Brazil reinstates logging ban

May 27, 2005 at 3:37 PM   |   Comments

SAO PAULO, May 27 (UPI) -- Brazil has reinstated a law that protects lands inhabited by an indigenous tribe from logging in order to prevent the industry from wiping them out.

A judge's decision to reinstate the law follows its repeal in March after loggers claimed their livelihoods were being threatened by the ban.

Earlier this month Survival International, a non-profit protector of tribal people, said in a report that loggers have forced one indigenous tribe to abandon its villages time and time again. The tribe is so remote that Brazil's Indian Affairs agency does not even know the tribe's name.

The agency also said the Indians, who live along the border of Amazonas and Mato Grosso states in western Brazil, were on the verge of extinction, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.

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