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WWF Accused Of Deceit, Cover-ups And Dishonesty In US Congressional Committee Hearing

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 6:32 am | Survival International

- Committee chair “frustrated, exasperated, incredulous at WWF’s failure to take responsibility” for human rights abuses - Independent expert underlines “continued impacts of colonialism in conservation” - He accuses WWF of “shocking deception” ... More >>

Indigenous Peoples And COP26: A Briefing For Journalists

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:52 am | Survival International

Tribal and Indigenous peoples play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Their lands protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity, and from fighting Amazon fires to marching against coal mines, they’re putting their lives on the ... More >>

"A Total Halt To New Protected Areas": Campaigners Issue Marseille Manifesto For The Future Of Conservation

Saturday, 16 October 2021, 7:03 am | Survival International

Participants in the world’s first Congress to decolonize conservation have released a manifesto calling for a total halt to new Protected Areas which exclude Indigenous and local communities. The “Marseille Manifesto: a people’s manifesto for the ... More >>

Ayoreo Appeal To Inter-American Commission To Save Their Forest From Destruction

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 7:25 am | Survival International

- The survival of the last uncontacted tribe in South America outside the Amazon is at stake. Indigenous people living in a South American forest with one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation have appealed to the Inter-American Commission ... More >>

Coal Mine Plans Spark Huge Protest From India’s Tribal People

Friday, 1 October 2021, 7:11 pm | Survival International

Hundreds of tribal villagers from India’s Hasdeo Forest begin a rally and march tomorrow in protest at the government’s plans for a massive expansion of coal mining on their lands. People from Adivasi (Indigenous) communities who live in the forest ... More >>

First Congress To Decolonize Conservation Ends With Call To Place People At The Heart Of Conservation

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 5:49 am | Survival International

September 3, 2021 The world’s first Congress to decolonize conservation has ended with a series of speakers calling for an end to “fortress conservation,” and for full recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights. The “Our Land Our Nature” ... More >>

Photocall: Major Protest To #DecolonizeConservation To Be Held In Marseille, France

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 6:44 am | Survival International

A major protest coinciding with the world’s first congress to decolonize conservation will be held in Marseille, France, this week. Date: Friday September 3 Location: Marchers will assemble at Porte d’Aix (Marseille, France) from 4:30 pm local time. ... More >>

Global Protests As Brazil’s Supreme Court Set To Begin Landmark Indigenous Rights Ruling

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 6:16 am | Survival International

APIB have held a vigil outside the Supreme Court, which is due to restart voting on the Time Limit Trick , a proposal put forward by the agribusiness sector claiming that indigenous peoples only have the right to territory that they were physically ... More >>

UN Special Rapporteur Has Critisized Conservation Efforts Days Before IUCN Congress

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 6:09 am | Survival International

“Conservation as usual” comes under fire from UN expert ahead of world conservation summit As conservationists and global leaders prepare to meet in Marseille, France, for the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress from September 3-11, the UN’s Special ... More >>

Brazil: Only Contacted Member Of Threatened Tribe Denounces Impending Genocide

Friday, 13 August 2021, 5:06 am | Survival International

Piripkura men Baita and Tamandua, photographed during an encounter with a FUNAI unit. The two men, who are uncle and nephew, have had sporadic interactions with the local FUNAI team, but returned to live in the forest. © Bruno Jorge The only ... More >>

First International Counter-conference On Conservation Will Denounce “World’s Biggest Land Grab”

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 5:45 am | Survival International

The world’s first major international congress on decolonizing conservation, “Our Land, Our Nature” , will take place in Marseille, France, on September 2 2021, immediately before the IUCN World Conservation Congress in the same city. At this ... More >>

Revealed: Bolsonaro’s Plan To Wipe Out “the World’s Most Vulnerable Uncontacted Tribes”

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:22 am | Survival International

Tamandua and Baita, two Piripkura men who are among the last survivors of their people. Their territory is shielded by the Land Protection Orders, but at imminent risk of being overrun by loggers and landgrabbers. © Bruno Jorge The Brazilian government ... More >>

Brazil: European Colonial History Exposed In Landmark Court Case

Friday, 7 May 2021, 6:02 am | Survival International

Indigenous protest, Brazil April 2018. "By painting the streets red, we’re showing how much blood has already been shed in the struggle to protect indigenous territories" – Sônia Guajajara, a spokeswoman for APIB (Brazilian indigenous ... More >>

Survival International Launches Campaign To Stop “30x30” – “the Biggest Land Grab In History”

Friday, 23 April 2021, 5:24 am | Survival International

22 APRIL - Plan to “protect” 30% of Earth by 2030 will be disastrous for people and planet - 300 million people could lose their land The 30x30 plan will be the biggest land grab in history. Still from Survival's new campaign video. © Survival ... More >>

Brazilian Supreme Court Takes Crucial Step Towards Recognizing Indigenous Rights

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:19 pm | Survival International

Tito Vilhalva, one of the leaders of the Guyra Roka community. © Sarah Shenker/Survival A small community of Brazilian Indians has won a land rights case at Brazil’s Supreme Court that could have major repercussions for indigenous people across the country. ... More >>

Honey-collecting Tribe Launches Indefinite Protest Against Forced Evictions In India

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 6:18 am | Survival International

Shanti, from the Jenu Kuruba tribe, protests with her people outside the Nagarhole National Park, India. © Survival Hundreds of Jenu Kuruba people have launched an indefinite protest outside the Nagarhole National Park, India, to demand that the ... More >>

Unique Photo Exhibition Will Highlight Yanomami’s Plight

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 6:59 am | Survival International

A Yanomami shaman. The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. © Claudia Andujar/Survival “Claudia Andujar: The Yanomami Struggle”  The Barbican, London, June 17 - August 29 2021 An exhibition of the extraordinary work of Brazilian ... More >>

WWF Releases Report On Its Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:04 am | Survival International

Today, WWF has released a report it commissioned on its human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, India and Nepal. It “did not seek to determine… whether the alleged abuses… occurred.” Its focus was, “that WWF knew about the alleged abuses by ... More >>

Unique Event: Indigenous Voices Heard For First Time In EU Debate On Conservation

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 6:08 am | Survival International

These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a tiger reserve. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival For the first time, indigenous people and activists ... More >>

Revealed: Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 6:39 am | Survival International

The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s Amazon fires, and President Bolsonaro’s war on indigenous peoples, as “the gravest threat to the survival ... More >>