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  • April 2, 2019

    A fundamentalist American missionary group helped organise ‘manhunts’ in which large groups of uncontacted Ayoreo were forcibly brought out of the forest.

  • 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.

  • 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the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people.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.

  • March 30, 2017

    Efforts to protect the territory of a vulnerable uncontacted tribe from rampant illegal deforestation have received a boost with the opening of talks between the Paraguayan government and tribal representatives.

  • December 29, 2014

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