Situation of Human Rights of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Pan-Amazon Region

The Pan-Amazon region is one of the most biodiverse territories on earth, with vast cultural and biological wealth. From ancestral times this region has been occupied by indigenous and tribal peoples who continue to pursue their traditional way of life. In addition, this geographic space represents a source of subsistence for the whole planet because it is a biome that operates as a global climatic stabilizer. The Pan-Amazon region covers some 7 million km2, spread across nine countries, and is home to 34 million persons, a considerable part of whom belong to some 350 indigenous peoples, including those in voluntary isolation and initial contact.

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Categories: Indigenous Peoples and Consent
Author: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights