\" \" The 'Man of the Hole' is the last of his tribe and lives by himself somewhere in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. AdvertisementAdvertisementSecret MonitoringIt is difficult for governments to know how to protect members of uncontacted tribes. \"The problem is that there are no empty spaces in the Amazon,\" said José Carlos Meirelles, a former FUNAI official told The New York Times. In the meantime, FUNAI estimates as many as 113 uncontacted tribes go about their business in the Brazilian Amazon, although only 27 groups have been confirmed. A few other uncontacted tribes exist in the jungles of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.