Brazil to track remote tribes with heat sensors
The Brazilian government plans to use planes with heat-sensing equipment to track remote tribes in the Amazon.

The National Indian Foundation said the equipment will help protect tribes from illegal logging and mining. The government's policy is not to contact tribes.

As many as 39 isolated tribes live in the region.

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Brazil: Body-heat sensors to track lost tribes (AP 11/18)
Plane to monitor Brazilian tribes (BBC News 11/19)

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