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Amarakaeri

Lees hier alles over het Amarakaeri reservaat, de indianen die het bos uit gejaagd worden en de oliemaatschappij die hier verantwoordelijk voor is. Wij van Stichting BEE hebben in 2011 een expeditie naar dit gebied ondernomen om zelf polshoogte te nemen, onder leiding van enkele lokale Harakmbut indianen.

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Survival announces winners of annual photographic competition

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End in sight for India's notorious human safaris

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Amazon Indians plead for help after “massacre”

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