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Peru in shock move to abolish uncontacted tribe's reserve (tags)

The survival of the uncontacted tribe whose images caused a worldwide sensation in February is in jeopardy, after Peruvian government plans to abolish a reserve that protects their territory were exposed.


Yanomami Indians seize plane in health protest (tags)

Yanomami Indians in the Brazilian Amazon have captured an airplane used by health workers, in protest at corruption within the health service.

Tension mounts as Brazilian Indians retake land (tags)

A community of Guarani Indians in Brazil has retaken part of its ancestral land in an act of desperation, having lived by the side of a highway for a year and a half.

Oil giant ConocoPhillips ?pulls out? of controversial Amazon project (tags)

US oil giant ConocoPhillips has reportedly announced it is pulling out of the controversial oil block 39 in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

Government U-turn halts tribal eviction from India?s national parks (tags)

The Indian government has scrapped its controversial policy of expelling tribal people from wildlife-rich areas to turn them into national parks.

Brutal attack on endangered tribe (tags)

A man from one of the world?s most endangered tribes has been attacked and seriously wounded trying to stop intruders hunting his tribe?s game. The police are treating the attack as attempted murder. Three men have been arrested over the incident.

Santander Bank suspends funding for controversial Brazilian dam (tags)

Europe?s largest bank, Santander, has suspended its funding for Brazil?s hugely controversial Santo Antonio dam, citing environmental and social concerns.

US human rights report shines spotlight on Penan tribe (tags)

A new US government human rights report has highlighted the Penan tribe’s battle to protect their rainforests in Sarawak, in Malaysian Borneo, from logging. 


Endangered uncontacted tribe to feature on Discovery Channel (tags)

The Discovery Channel will show unique footage of an uncontacted tribe on Sunday, April 17 (9pm, ET and PT) in the Grasslands and Jungles episode of the new, groundbreaking show Human Planet.

Uncontacted Indians: report exposes ‘untold story’ of Repsol’s exploration (tags)

Oil giant Repsol-YPF could be threatening the existence of two of the world’s last uncontacted tribes, according to a damning new report by Survival International.

Ranchers caught red-handed – from space (tags)

Wealthy landowners in Paraguay have been caught red-handed after newly-released satellite images showed their startling destruction of almost 4,000 hectares of forest – which is inhabited by uncontacted Indians.

World Health Day: Uncontacted tribes at risk of massive population loss (tags)

Survival International has warned on the eve of World Health Day (April 7) that uncontacted tribes face massive population loss if their land is not protected.

Rwandan ‘anti-thatch’ campaign leaves thousands of ‘Pygmies’ homeless (tags)

A Rwandan government programme to destroy all thatched roofs in the country is leaving thousands of Batwa ‘Pygmies’ homeless.

Indians take on Amazon loggers (tags)

Peruvian Indians have been forced to set up a guard post to protect an uncontacted Indians’ reserve, after the authorities ignored their repeated pleas for action.

Amazon tribe’s unique fishing ritual could be their last (tags)

The Enawene Nawe tribe of Brazil have begun their unique annual fishing ritual, amid fears that the 80 dams planned for the Juruena river basin are destroying their fish.

Borneo tribes: 30-year regime ‘has destroyed everything’ (tags)

Tribespeople in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, say the 30-year rule of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud has ‘raped’ their land, destroyed their rainforests and brought ‘hardship and suffering’.

World Water Day: Global outrage over Ethiopia mega-dam (tags)

Almost 400 organizations have signed a petition against Africa’s tallest dam, which will be delivered to Ethiopian embassies across Europe and the United States to mark World Water Day on Tuesday March 22nd.

Horrific treatment of Amazon Indians exposed 100 years ago today (tags)

30,000 Amazon Indians were enslaved, tortured, raped and starved in just 12 years during the rubber boom, according to a historic report submitted by Irish investigator Roger Casement, 100 years ago today.

Back to court for Vedanta Resources’ controversial mine (tags)

India’s Supreme Court is to consider a new bid to green-light FTSE 100 Vedanta Resources’ infamous bauxite mine in Orissa state, east India.

Peru admits timber certificates faked in secret cable (tags)

Peru’s government has secretly admitted that 70-90% of its mahogany exports were illegally felled, according to a US embassy cable revealed by Wikileaks.

Amazon Indians protest in London as judge blocks Brazil dam (tags)

These projects will force my people from their land and end our way of life.’ Ruth Buendia Mestoquiari, Ashaninka leader.

Amazon Indians protest in London as judge blocks Brazil dam (tags)

These projects will force my people from their land and end our way of life.’ Ruth Buendia Mestoquiari, Ashaninka leader.

Amazon Indians in London to stop dams that will destroy them (tags)

Three Amazon Indians have begun a journey through Europe to protest against dams which threaten to destroy the lands and lives of thousands of tribal people.

Trial of Indian leader’s ‘assassins’ resumes (tags)

The trial of three men accused of murdering renowned Guarani Indian leader Marcos Veron is set to resume on Monday in São Paulo, Brazil.

Uncontacted Amazon Indians face annihilation (tags)

A shocking report obtained by Survival International reveals that the home of the nomadic Awá tribe suffered more deforestation than any other indigenous territory in the Amazon in 2009.

GILLIAN ANDERSON NARRATES UNIQUE FILM OF UNCONTACTED INDIANS (tags)

Movie star Gillian Anderson has launched Survival International’s new campaign to protect some of the world’s last uncontacted tribes with an extraordinary new film.

Vedanta fights back over Indian hill tribe’s sacred mountain (tags)

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February.


Vedanta fights back over Indian hill tribe’s sacred mountain (tags)

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February.


Victory for Kalahari Bushmen as court grants right to water (tags)

In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.

Borneo indigenous leaders arrested (tags)

Police in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, have arrested two indigenous leaders for possession of ‘seditious materials’.

Survival calls on Obama to support the UN Declaration on indigenous rights (tags)

To mark tomorrow's opening of the White House Tribal Nations Conference, Survival International has called on President Obama to support the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. The United States is the only country in the world that still opposes the Declaration.

Kalahari Bushman appeals to African Commission (tags)

A Bushman from a settlement deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve has travelled to the Gambia to ask the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for help.

Survival wins Hollywood award for tribal rights film (tags)

Survival International’s film ‘Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain’ has won the award for ‘Best Short’ in the category of International Human Rights at the Artivist Film Festival to be held in Hollywood.

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