Photo: Amazon Tribes Use Latest Gadgets to Battle Developers



Members of the Sipaliwini of south-central Suriname plan a mapping expedition that will use global positioning system (GPS) technology to define their ancestral territories.

Native Indian groups throughout the Amazon rain forests of South America are increasingly threatened by development. So activist groups are helping the tribes fight back by providing them with technology and training to create maps that will aid their negotiations with companies and local governments.

Photograph courtesy Amazon Conservation Team


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