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Tribe in Brazil said to be under attack by loggers

A remote tribe in the Amazon is in danger of being wiped out by loggers in Brazil, the rights group Survival International said on Monday.

The tribe in the Rio Pardo area has been forced to flee because loggers are encroaching on their territory, the group said. "These people are on a knife's edge. If something isn't done really urgently, they will be consigned to history," Fiona Watson told the Associated Press.

The Brazilian government has been in the process of creating a 410,186-acre reservation for the tribe but the effort stalled after a judge allowed development to occur there, the AP said.

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