Brothers, 6 and 8, found emaciated but alive a month after vanishing into Amazon

Two brothers from an indigenous tribe have been found after disappearing into the Amazon rainforest for a month.

Gleson Carvalho Ribeiro, 8, and Glaco Carvalho Ribeiro, 6, are said to have wandered off to hunt birds from their home in Manicore, Brazil on February 18.

The pair ended up being missing for 27 days until they were found alive on March 15 by a man chopping wood in the Amazon rainforest.

They were taken by boat to the local Town Hall and were expected to be transferred by air to the state capital Manaus today (March 16), the Public Security Secretariat confirmed.

Pictures have since emerged of the two brothers showing that they have been left extremely thin and emaciated from the ordeal.

Experts passed on health guidelines to doctors in Manicore to ensure their safety.

The search for the children, who are from the Palmeira indigenous community, had previously been called off by the local fire and police departments after their efforts were in vain.

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However, the heroic indigenous people in the area continued the search.

Previous reports from Brazillian media claimed a man was under investigation over the disappearance of the children, however, the latest update claims the children were lost.

Last year, land in the Amazon rainforest that was reserved for indigenous people was put at risk after people began flogging the protected areas on Facebook market place.

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Protected plots as large as 1,000 football pitches were being flogged on the social network's classified ads service. The areas included national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples.

Facebook said it's "policies require buyers and sellers to comply with laws and regulations" and completely banned the illegal sale of the areas.

The leader of one of the indigenous communities affected has urged the tech firm to do more, while campaigners have claimed Brazil's government is unwilling to halt the shocking sales.

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