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Gold Miners Kill Two Yanomami Men, Fears Of Further Bloodshed

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7:23 am | Survival International

Two Yanomami men have reportedly been killed by gold miners in northern Brazil, as a massive gold rush brings death, disease and pollution to South America’s largest relatively isolated tribe. The men were from the community of Xaruna near the Venezuelan ... More >>

A Recently-contacted Tribe Is The 'Most Infected' In Brazil

Saturday, 20 June 2020, 7:19 am | Survival International

Tatjig, Iogo and Typu Arara. Iogo Arara, the oldest woman of the community, sits at the centre, Brazil. © Leila Burger/Survival The Arara people of the Cachoeira Seca (Dry Waterfall) territory have been revealed as the tribe with the highest known ... More >>

Yanomami Launch Global Campaign As Goldminers And Covid-19 Endanger Entire Tribe

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 8:05 am | Survival International

One of the many illegal gold mining sites in the Yanomami territory. © FUNAI The Yanomami tribe has launched a global campaign to expel 20,000 goldminers from their land amid the coronavirus pandemic. Three Yanomami people have died from Covid-19 ... More >>

Victory - Evangelical Missionaries Barred From Uncontacted Tribes' Land

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:37 am | Survival International

Two of the missionaries who are the subject of the latest ruling, during a previous expedition. ©Facebook In a landmark ruling, a Brazilian judge has blocked evangelical missionaries from making contact with uncontacted tribes in the Javari Valley, home ... More >>

Survival International Calls For Protection Of Indigenous Territories As "Matter Of Life And Death"

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 7:51 am | Survival International

Uncontacted Indians seen from the air during a Brazilian government expedition in 2010 © G.Miranda/FUNAI/Survival The protection of indigenous lands around the globe is critical to prevent thousands of tribal people dying from coronavirus, Survival ... More >>

Amazon Guardian, Indigenous Land Defender, Shot Dead In Brazil

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 9:04 am | Survival International

Zezico Guajajara, an Amazon Guardian, was shot dead in March 2020 © Zezico Guajajara Zezico Guajajara, an indigenous Amazon Guardian, has been shot dead. His killing comes less than five months after the murder of another Guardian , Paulo Paulino ... More >>

“Don’t fund our eviction”: Tribe pleads with US Govt

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:10 am | Survival International

Two tribal communities famed for their honey-gathering skills have written to the US authorities urging them to scrap support for a conservation project that could lead to the tribe’s eviction from their ancestral forests. More >>

Amazon Guardians respond to killing of Paulo Paulino

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:49 pm | Survival International

We’ve lost a great warrior in our fight. They murdered our friend, our brother, our tireless companion in the defence of the forest, Paulo Paulino “Lobo” Guajajara. More >>

Indian government scraps "dangerous" forest law after outcry

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:30 pm | Survival International

The Indian government has scrapped a plan to militarize its forests and open them up for commercial exploitation, after a national and international outcry. More >>

Amazon Guardian killed, another shot, as loggers attack

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 11:49 am | Survival International

An indigenous Amazon Guardian has been shot dead, and another wounded, after they were ambushed by loggers. More >>

Brazilian experts warn of uncontacted tribes “genocide”

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 8:13 am | Survival International

Top Brazilian experts have released a damning statement warning “genocide is underway” against uncontacted tribes. The warning follows the sacking of Bruno Pereira, the head of the government department charged with the protection of uncontacted tribes’ ... More >>

Uncontacted tribes now threatened by Amazon fires

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 8:24 am | Survival International

The survival of uncontacted tribes in the Amazon is now at risk as some of their last forest refuges are being consumed by flames. More >>

Indigenous leaders denounce Amazon fire as terrifying plague

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 9:28 am | Survival International

Indigenous leaders across Brazil’s Amazon region have denounced the devastating fires as a “plague” and a ‘terror” that “makes our children sick and kills the animals.” More >>

Germany freezes WWF funding following human rights abuses

Friday, 26 July 2019, 8:28 am | Survival International

The German government has frozen funding to WWF following a series of investigations by Buzzfeed revealing that the charity funds, equips, and works directly with forces that have tortured, raped and killed people. More >>

WWF cover-up of rangers’ rapes, murder, revealed

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:20 am | Survival International

- WWF-backed rangers gang-raped pregnant women, murdered one villager and tortured others in the Congo - WWF cut short an investigation into the atrocities, and tried to cover it up - The charity asked its partners to treat the findings in “a non-public ... More >>

WWF hit by THIRD major exposé of ranger abuses

Saturday, 1 June 2019, 1:11 pm | Survival International

A new investigation has uncovered further revelations of WWF-linked abuses of local people in the name of conservation. It’s the THIRD major exposé this year since Survival International drew attention to the organization’s funding of an illegal ... More >>

Survival responds to latest Buzzfeed - WWF Revelations

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:27 am | Survival International

Just one day after WWF announced an “investigation” into revelations that the guards it funds have tortured and killed people, Buzzfeed has revealed that WWF commissioned an investigation into similar reports four years ago – and then covered up the ... More >>

Bolsonaro "declares war" on Brazil's indigenous people

Saturday, 5 January 2019, 11:41 am | Survival International

Jair Bolsonaro has started his Presidency in the worst possible way for the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Taking responsibility for indigenous land demarcation away from FUNAI, the Indian affairs department, and giving it to the Agriculture Ministry is ... More >>

“Botswana elephant massacre” story now proven false

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 3:11 am | Survival International

An investigation by Botswana authorities has established conclusively that the widely circulated report of a “poaching massacre” of 87 elephants is false. More >>

India: Tribes Threatened by Conservation Plan Protest

Friday, 16 March 2018, 9:30 am | Survival International

Hundreds of Baiga people from the area that inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book are rallying to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict them from the forests that they have lived in and managed since time immemorial. More >>