tribal lands

  • May 19, 2017

    An inquiry established by Brazilian parliamentarians who represent the powerful agribusiness lobby has just published a report calling for the closure of the Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI.

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

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the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people.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

  • March 15, 2017

    In an open letter to the Peruvian authorities, three organisations have denounced the failure of the country's government to protect uncontacted tribes.

  • 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.

  • October 18, 2016

    A Brazilian Indian leader at the forefront of his people’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land has been assassinated.

  • September 14, 2016

    The Paraguayan government has failed to act to protect a group of uncontacted tribal people, despite having been ordered to do so in February of this year.