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Brazil: Crisis In Yanomami Territory, One Year After Operation To Remove Goldminers

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:20 am | Survival International

Experts have warned that an acute health crisis is ravaging the Yanomami people in Brazil’s northern Amazon, one year on from a major government operation intended to rid the area of illegal goldminers. Figures from the official health service in ... More >>

Carbon Credits Fever “now As Big A Threat To Indigenous Lands As Logging And Mining”

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 6:45 pm | Survival International

As COP28 prepares to pave the way for a massive expansion in the market for carbon credits, campaigners have warned that they now represent “as big a threat to Indigenous lands as logging and mining.” Indigenous rights organization Survival International ... More >>

India: As New Film Is Released On The Sentinelese, Their Uncontacted Neighbors Face Destruction

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 6:12 am | Survival International

As a National Geographic documentary about the death of missionary John Allen Chau at the hands of the uncontacted Sentinelese people is released, campaigners have warned that the imminent destruction of their little-known neighbors, the Shompen ... More >>

Kawahiva Lands Not Protected Despite Ten Years Of Video Proof Of Their Existence

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 6:01 am | Survival International

Ten years on: uncontacted tribe in danger as land protection stalls Ten years after Brazilian authorities released extraordinary footage showing the existence of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe, their lands have still not been fully protected – ... More >>

Tanzania Prevents MEPs From Investigating Maasai Abuses

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 6:48 pm | Survival International

Tanzania has prevented a delegation of MEPs from visiting the country, despite previously agreeing to allow them in to investigate human rights abuses against the Maasai in the name of conservation. The Greens/European Free Alliance group of MEPs has called ... More >>

Ecuador: Victory For Uncontacted Tribes As Oil Drilling Blocked In Historic Referendum

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:32 am | Survival International

In a historic referendum, people in Ecuador have voted to block oil drilling on uncontacted tribes’ land in the Yasuní National Park. Leonidas Iza, President of Ecuador’s national Indigenous organization CONAIE , said today: "The Ecuadorian ... More >>

French Government Scraps Funding Plan For Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Citing Human Rights Concerns

Friday, 21 July 2023, 6:47 am | Survival International

German government ignores requests to cancel its own funding In a landmark decision, the French government has scrapped its plan to fund the controversial Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The park is famed for its ... More >>

Peru & Brazil’s Indigenous People Join Forces To Combat “Genocide Bill”

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 6:35 am | Survival International

An Indigenous delegation from Brazil has flown to Peru to join forces with Indigenous organizations there in a desperate bid to stop a Congressional bill known as the “ Genocide Bill .” The bill, being pushed by Congressional allies of Peru’s ... More >>

Kenya’s Borana People Denounce “Skullduggery” Over Carbon Credit Scheme Used By Netflix And Meta

Friday, 31 March 2023, 6:54 pm | Survival International

March 30, 2023 One of the Kenyan Indigenous peoples affected by a notorious carbon trading scheme used by Netflix and Meta has issued a strongly-worded denunciation of the project. The Northern Kenya Grassland Carbon Project (NKGCP) is run by the ... More >>

India: Tribal Peoples Denounce Protected Areas On Their Lands

Saturday, 25 March 2023, 5:17 am | Survival International

Hundreds of Indigenous (Adivasi) people from Protected Areas across India joined forces in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve in southwest India for an unprecedented week-long protest march against the seizing of their lands to create so-called ‘Protected ... More >>

At Last! Brazil’s Government Launches Major Operation To Evict Miners From Yanomami Territory

Friday, 10 February 2023, 5:39 am | Survival International

Authorities in Brazil have launched a major operation to remove thousands of illegal goldminers from the Yanomami territory in the north of the country. Agents from the Environmental Protection Agency IBAMA and Indigenous Affairs Department FUNAI are ... More >>

Survival International Statement On Yanomami Health Emergency: A Genocide Foretold

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 5:46 am | Survival International

Organization calls for six-point plan to address crisis “The unprecedented and catastrophic health crisis engulfing the Yanomami people in northern Brazil is a genocide that’s been years in the making” said the head of Survival Brasil Sarah ... More >>

COP15 Deal “Has Failed Biodiversity And Could Still Fail Indigenous Peoples” – Survival Statement

Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 6:01 am | Survival International

In a statement issued today, Survival International said the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) agreed at COP15 has “failed biodiversity, and could still fail Indigenous peoples if, as we’ve seen before, promises to respect the rights of ... More >>

Leading NGOs Warn 30x30 Plan Will ‘Devastate Indigenous Lives” In Run-up To COP15

Friday, 2 December 2022, 5:52 am | Survival International

Leading NGOs including Survival International and Amnesty International have released a joint statement in the run-up to December’s COP15 on biodiversity, denouncing the planned target of protecting 30% of Earth by 2030 (“30x30”). In the statement ... More >>

Survival International Launches New Guide To Decolonize Language In Conservation

Friday, 14 October 2022, 5:53 am | Survival International

A unique guide that challenges much of the “neutral” and “scientific” language commonly used when writing about conservation and climate change has been launched today by Survival International. The “Guide to Decolonize Language in Conservation” ... More >>

Indigenous Amazon Guardian Killed In Brazil – The Sixth In Recent Years

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 6:38 am | Survival International

A member of an Indigenous group that patrols its rainforest territory to evict illegal loggers has been shot dead – the sixth member of the group to be killed in recent years. Janildo Guajajara was shot on Saturday in a logging town near the Arariboia ... More >>

Anoushka Shankar Launches New Film To Highlight Indigenous Resistance To Coal Mining In India

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 5:03 pm | Survival International

Award-winning musician Anoushka Shankar has narrated a new campaigning film highlighting Indigenous opposition to coal mining in the Hasdeo Forest , India. Shankar, a seven-time Grammy nominee and multi-award winner, is lending her voice to the growing Adivasi ... More >>

Kenya: Indigenous Sengwer Say Western Conservation Funding Will Lead To “Genocide”

Friday, 1 July 2022, 6:02 am | Survival International

In a letter released today by Survival International, the Sengwer people from Kenya appeal to the Western public “to stop funding conservation projects that are stealing our land and destroying our life… If you want to do conservation, the first thing ... More >>

US Congress Takes Crucial Step To Stop Funding Conservation Abuses

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 6:01 am | Survival International

A landmark bill to stop US government funds financing human rights abuses in the name of conservation has cleared its first major hurdle, after the House Committee on Natural Resources approved it on Wednesday. At present much of the US$78-91 billion ... More >>

Tanzania: Thousands Of Maasai Flee Into The Bush After Dozens Shot & Detained Following Evictions

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:46 am | Survival International

Tanzania: Thousands of Maasai flee into the bush after dozens shot and detained following evictions for trophy hunting and conservation Thousands of Maasai people have fled their homes and escaped into the bush following a brutal police crackdown ... More >>





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