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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 >>

Atrocities Prompt US Authorities To Halt Funding To WWF, WCS, In Major Blow To Conservation Industry

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 8:35 am | Survival International

© Fiore Longo/Survival The US government has halted more than $12 million of funding to WWF, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other conservation NGOs in a major blow to the conservation industry. The move follows a bipartisan US investigation ... More >>

'Resilience And Pride': Survival Announces Winners Of 2021 Calendar Photo Competition

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 7:24 am | Survival International

Cover of Survival’s Calendar 2021. Očeti Šakówiŋ, Standing Rock, USA, 2016 © Tomás Karmelo Amaya/Survival. Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples, is delighted to announce the winning entries for its 2021 calendar ... More >>

Brazil: Renowned Expert Killed By Uncontacted Indians As Their Territory Is Invaded

Friday, 11 September 2020, 7:54 am | Survival International

Rieli Franciscato was coordinator of the FUNAI team protecting uncontacted Indians' land in Rondonia, including the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory. © Rieli Franciscato/Facebook. One of Brazil’s most renowned sertanistas, who worked tirelessly to defend uncontacted ... More >>

UN Plan To Protect 30% Of Planet By 2030 Could Displace Hundreds Of Millions, NGOs And Experts Warn

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 7:40 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 One hundred twenty eight environmental and human rights ... More >>

Covid–19 Hits Isolated Tribe In The Andaman Islands, India

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 7:32 am | Survival International

Boa Sr, the last speaker of one of the Great Andamanese languages. She died in January 2010. © Alok Das/Survival At least five members of the Great Andamanese tribe in India’s Andaman Islands are reported to have tested positive for Covid-19. Two ... More >>

Fears For Uncontacted Tribe In Brazilian Amazon

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 7:15 am | Survival International

Uncontacted Indians spotted from a Brazilian government research plane above the Amazon in the state of Acre near the Peruvian border, May 2008. © G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival A group of around 10 uncontacted tribal people is reported to have entered an indigenous ... More >>

Killed For Gathering Snails In National Park: Indigenous Man Beaten To Death By Soldiers

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:33 am | Survival International

Others have houses burnt down by park rangers Raj Kumar Chepang © Rajes Ghimire, Kantipur Daily News A Chepang indigenous man in Nepal has reportedly been killed by soldiers after collecting snails in Chitwan National Park. Park authorities and ... More >>

Leading Conservationist Threatened By Armed Rangers At Ol Jogi Conservancy

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:36 am | Survival International

© Dr Mordecai Ogada Noted Kenyan conservationist falsely accused of “poaching” Noted Kenyan conservationist and Survival International consultant Dr Mordecai Ogada has been threatened by armed guards and falsely accused of “poaching.” On Saturday ... More >>

Outrage From Indigenous Leaders: Notorious ‘Factory School’ To Host World Congress Of Anthropology

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 5:55 pm | Survival International

Tribal children assemble at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). © KISS Outrage from Indigenous leaders: notorious ‘Factory School’ for 30,000 children set to host World Congress of Anthropology Hundreds of Indigenous leaders, activists ... More >>

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 >>