Category - logging

  • January 27, 2018

    Peru has approved a law allowing the construction of roads that could devastate several uncontacted Amazon tribes.

  • December 20, 2017

    The Liberian government has secretly given the country’s loggers a US$13 million tax break, subsidising companies at the expense of the country and forest communities.

  • September 26, 2017

    A new report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World Wildlife Fund and other big conservation organisations.

  • September 14, 2017

    Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected.

  • September 7, 2017

    Mediation talks between Survival International and the World Wildlife Fund over breaches of OECD guidelines for multinational corporations have broken down over the issue of tribal peoples’ consent.

  • August 25, 2017

    Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to continue. Some members of the tribe are uncontacted, and live in a rapidly shrinking island of forest.

  • May 2, 2017

    All the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people. The move would constitute the biggest threat to uncontacted Amazon tribes for a generation.

  • October 28, 2016

    Waves of loggers are invading the territory of one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet, says Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights. The Brazilian Indians, known as the 'Last of the Kawahiva', are the survivors of a larger tribe who have been killed or died of disease.

  • December 29, 2014

    Tribes across Brazil have secured a historic nationwide victory, preventing Congress from seizing control of the future of their lands.

  • August 28, 2014

    Peruvian Indians have issued an urgent appeal for government action following a spate of encounters between highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians and tourists.