@reuters published a feature I wrote and photographed on Peru’s isolated #MaschoPiro tribe, a nomadic hunter/gatherer people who live within the #amazonrainforest of southern #Peru and Brazil.
Threats from illegal loggers, miners, narco traffickers, and missionaries are driving the Mascho out of their forest habitat ~ and it’s causing problems for indigenous communities like Diamante. In recent years there’s been violent conflict between these ethnic #yine villagers and the Mascho-Piro.
Slide one is of Diamante villagers awe-struck as the Mascho arrived at the foot of their community in September. Slide 2 is of Diamante’s President, Gloria Mormontoy. She’s worried more blood will shed as the Mascho continue to initiate contact.
Link’s in bio ^^