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World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Venezuela : Barí and Yukpa

Publisher Minority Rights Group International
Publication Date 2008
Cite as Minority Rights Group International, World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Venezuela : Barí and Yukpa, 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/49749c822b.html [accessed 28 December 2014]
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Barí and Yukpa are hunter-gatherers living in the forested mountain range on the border with Colombia. Barí now number only around 1,000.


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Lack of official land titles makes Bari and Yukpa vulnerable to usurpation by state-controlled coal and oil companies as well as landowners and logging concerns. Open-cast mining, which is in contravention of national law, causes widespread pollution and devastation.

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