Recently, the last survivors of an Amazon rainforest tribe- Piripkura found in Brazil.
About Piripkura Tribe:
- They are nomadic tribe from Mato Grasso region of Brazil.
- The tribe is known for its isolation and efforts to maintain its traditional way of life.
- These people have faced significant challenges due to encroachment on their land by illegal logging, mining, and other forms of land exploitation.
- Their territory has been under threat from deforestation and resource extraction.
Key facts about Amazon Rainforest
- Amazon Rainforest, large tropical rainforest occupying the drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America and covering an area of 2,300,000 square miles
- It comprises about 40 percent of Brazil’s total area.
- It is bounded by the Guiana Highlands to the north, the Andes Mountains to the west, the Brazilian central plateau to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Q1) What is Guiana Highlands?
The Guiana Highlands, also known as the Guiana Shield, is a large and ancient geological formation located in northeastern South America. It spans parts of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northern Brazil. The Guiana Highlands are one of the oldest geological formations on Earth.