Kayapo

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Kayapo

  1. 1. The Kayapo live in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. <br />They have lived in a sustainable way for thousands of years.<br />
  2. 2. They use the forest for food<br />
  3. 3. Live in settlements that are very set patterns. See if you can find out how they build their settlements and how long they live in them?<br />
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  5. 5. As well as food, they use the forest for shelters, medicine and collecting Brazil nuts.<br />
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  7. 7. Traditional ceremonies mark the start and end of every season.<br />They believe in the Animism. Try to find out what that means?<br />
  8. 8. They use the river for transport, water and catching fish. They started to protest in 2008 against the building of the Belo Monte Dam. This is still ongoing.<br />What effects might the dam have on their lives?<br />
  9. 9. Logging, farming, mining and hydroelectric power plants are all causes of deforestation that affect the Kayapo and damage biodiversity.<br />
  10. 10. Eco tourism is one way that the rainforest could be used sustainably.<br />

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