Due to deforestation, water cycle and regional climate in the Xingu National Park area in Brazil has been altered resulting in the decline and collapse of fish stocks. The existence of an indigenous tribe, the Kamayura living in Xingu is being threatened.
In recent years, the Amazon is loosing 5,000 square miles of forests annually. As this continues, what has happened in Xingu may likely happen as well in different parts of the Amazon.
An Amazon Culture Withers as Food Dries Up (New York Times)
An Amazon Culture Withers as Food Dries Up (www.amazonia.org.br)
The comments to the article in the New York Times are also important reading I think.
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