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Biopiracy 

Biopiracy is a term used to describe using the knowledge of the native people in developing countries to discover compounds for use in developed countries, such as native shamans in the Amazon Rainforest. Since only one per cent of the plants is scientifically study, a native shaman is worth a library of knowledge known for centuries about different plants and how they cure the tribe when someone is ill. Since the deforestation of the rainforest, there are few Indians left, 500 years ago, approximately ten million Indians lived in the rainforest, a hundred years ago one million. In 2013 the estimate of Indian still living in the Amazon rainforest less than 250.000.   

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