BEIJING -- A lost tribe has been spotted in the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, according to the media report Monday.
The discovery was confirmed by National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) of Brazil, a government body overseeing indigenous peoples.
The tribe was initially found through satellite images earlier this year and later confirmed by the observers in aerial fight over the area.
There are approximately 200 members in this isolate community who share three straw-roofed buildings and make their living from growing corns, bananas and other crops.
FUNAI does not contact with the new-found tribe or give its exact location in order to protect its life from being disturbed.
"Among the main threats to the well-being of these groups are illegal fishing, hunting, logging, mining, cattle ranching and drug trafficking," FUNAI coordinator Fabricio Amorim warned.
"The work of identifying and protecting isolated groups is part of Brazilian public policy," he said, and "to confirm something like this takes years of methodical work."