tribal people

  • July 14, 2017

    Twenty-nine indigenous organisations from across South America have come together in Brazil to condemn governments for failing to protect the lives and lands of uncontacted tribes – a situation they say is tantamount to genocide.

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • April 21, 2017

    A global wave of protest organised by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, has called for a halt to the destruction of tribal peoples’ land, lives, and human rights in Brazil, on the country’s Day of the Indian.

  • April 11, 2017

    Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies.

  • February 20, 2017

    A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious 'shoot-on-sight' policy.

  • February 8, 2017

    Tribal villagers have made a desperate plea to be allowed to stay on their ancestral land in central India – a region which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – in the face of threats from the local forest department to illegally evict them.

  • January 6, 2017

    In an unprecedented move, a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has agreed to investigate a complaint that the World Wide Fund for Nature has funded human rights abuses in Cameroon, beginning a process which until now has only been used for multinational businesses.

  • December 5, 2016

    Six Amazonian Indians have been murdered in the latest wave of violence against Brazil’s indigenous population.

  • 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.

  • September 8, 2016

    In an official press release, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have accused Brazilian tribal peoples of infanticide, sexual abuse, rape, slavery, torture and other “harmful traditional practices”, prompting outrage among human rights campaigners.