Write a letter for the Pygmies

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

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‘Pygmy’ is a collective term for several hunter-gatherer tribes who live in the forests of central Africa. They are also called ‘forest peoples’.

Their future is threatened by logging and agriculture which is destroying their forests, and conservation schemes which evict them from the forests that remain.

How you can help

Please write to the President of Cameroon urging him to recognize ‘Pygmies’ as indigenous peoples with communal rights to live in and protect their ancestral territories.

His Excellency Mr Paul Biya
Office of the President
Unity Palace

April 19, 2014

Your Excellency

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Should I post, fax or email?
The most powerful way is to print and post your letter. We will email you a ready-to-print PDF of your letter, together with postage information.

We sometimes also publish email addresses or fax numbers where there is a realistic chance of these being read. However, email addresses change and fax machines get unplugged. If you can, please post your letter.