EDITORIAL

Protecting isolated tribes

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Science  05 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6239, pp. 1061
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac6540

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There are about 50 isolated indigenous societies across lowland South America, with limited to no contact with the outside world. Despite displacements, epidemics, and hostile interactions with outsiders, such tribes still manage to survive. How can we ensure the well-being of humanity's last known isolated peoples under such enormous and mounting pressure from external threats?