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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 >>

India: Tiger Reserve “voluntary Relocations” Were Really Forced Evictions, Report Finds

Friday, 27 May 2022, 6:29 pm | Survival International

Honey-gathering tribe protests for right to return to Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Tribal people living in the famed Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, who authorities say relocated voluntarily from the reserve, were in reality forcibly evicted, a fact-finding investigation ... More >>

Global Protests Mark Int’l Day Of Action To #SaveHasdeo

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 5:50 am | Survival International

An international day of protest is planned this Wednesday May 11 against plans by the Indian authorities to mine tribal forests for coal. Adivasi (Indigenous) people in the unique Hasdeo Forest in Chhattisgarh have been passionately resisting the ... More >>

World-famous Gorilla Park The Scene Of Horrific Atrocities: New Report

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 6:00 am | Survival International

A national park famed for its gorilla-spotting treks has been the scene of appalling atrocities including gang rape, torture and murder, according to a devastating new report from Minority Rights Group International . Guards patrolling the Kahuzi-Biega ... More >>

South American Indigenous Groups Unite To Demand Urgent Protection For Uncontacted Tribe

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:07 am | Survival International

- Organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Indigenous people in South America make public appeal for action - Fate of unique uncontacted tribe now at a “tipping point” between survival and extermination - Paraguay’s government ... More >>

Previously-unknown Uncontacted Amazon Tribe On The Brink Of Extermination

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 7:51 pm | Survival International

An uncontacted Amazon tribe whose existence has only just been confirmed is already at imminent risk of being wiped out, while the Brazilian authorities turn a blind eye. The tribe’s presence was recently verified by an official expedition, but ... More >>

Protest At London’s Science Museum As Indigenous Peoples Slam Adani Sponsorship Deal

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 6:55 am | Survival International

January 26, 2022, Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, LONDON SW7 2DD Protestors will gather outside the Science Museum in London on Wednesday to call for an end to the museum’s sponsorship deal with Adani , a huge conglomerate operating ... More >>

BRAZIL: New Images Show Beef Production Destroying Uncontacted Tribes' Lands

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 7:07 am | Survival International

New overflight photos have revealed that the land of one of the world’s most vulnerable uncontacted tribes is being illegally invaded and destroyed for beef production. The land invasion now underway is in flagrant violation of a 6-month Land Protection ... More >>

New Report Reveals Widespread Human Rights Abuses Behind Wildlife Conservancies In Kenya

Friday, 19 November 2021, 6:55 am | Survival International

Wildlife “conservancies” in Kenya whose visitors include Britain’s Royals are implicated in the eviction, torture and murder of local Indigenous people, according to a devastating new report by the US-based Oakland Institute . Survival has been ... More >>

Indigenous Leaders From India Denounce Modi Over Coal Hypocrisy

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 7:38 am | Survival International

Representatives of India’s Adivasi (Indigenous) people have denounced PM Narendra Modi for proclaiming his green credentials at COP, whilst simultaneously planning a massive expansion of coal mining on their lands . The lands and livelihoods of ... More >>

Survival Statement In Response To Today’s Pledge At COP26 By More Than 40 Countries To “Quit Coal"

Friday, 5 November 2021, 6:42 am | Survival International

November 4, 2021 Below is a statement from Survival International in response to today’s pledge at COP26 by more than 40 countries to “quit coal:" "Today’s pledge to “quit coal” will sound like a sick joke to the 20,000 Adivasi (Indigenous) ... More >>

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 >>