Brazil: Uncontacted tribe members targeted while patrolling for invaders

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The Javari Reserve in Brazil’s Amazon is home to numerous tribes who have never had contact with the outside world.

But illegal hunters and fishermen are encroaching on their space.

Native trackers patrol the rainforest to keep the tribes safe from threats.

But as Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports, they have also become targets.

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