Ban on military assistance overturned in advance of President Obama's Jakarta visit
Ban on military assistance overturned in advance of President Obama's Jakarta visit
Tribe has been forced to flee from their lands by the FARC
Government plans to double the area used for palm oil by 2020
An Amazonian tribe has revealed new evidence of uncontacted Indians living in the area of the planned Belo Monte dam
USA reverses opposition to UN Declaration on indigenous rights.
Call comes on eve on White House Tribal Leaders Summit
Iban denies charge of attempted murder
Four years after court victory, the government continues to prevent Bushmen from accessing water
President Khama described the Bushmen as 'primitive' and 'backward'
A Brazilian expert on isolated Indians has warned that loggers could trigger conflict amongst uncontacted tribes on the Peru-Brazil border.
Many Guarani now live in makeshift roadside camps, or in overcrowded reserves
Construction of Murum dam may force relocation of Penan tribe
At least 25 people reportedly injured after police evict indigenous protesters on Easter Island
Bishop highlights Guarani plight in acceptance speech
List of military's 'enemies' has been leaked
Cultural beliefs such as shamanism help to preserve rainforests and their wildlife, say scientists.
10 Awá Indians have traveled from the Amazon to Brazil's capital, to demand that the authorities protect their land
Ranchers has cut off tribe's access to food and water
Newly released footage shows uncontacted Nanti tribe in Peru
'Thirst and hunger are haunting us', says Bushman
Canada has endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, after opposing it for three years.
Perenco, Repsol-YPF, and Conoco Phillips urged to withdraw from uncontacted tribes' land
'Mine' wins award for Best Short at the Artivist Film Festival
Government minister says Bushmen are 'living in the dark ages'.
Wilderness Safaris and Botswana Tourism Organization are sharing a stand at the Market.
President due to visit Indonesia next week
Protests held in London and San Francisco
Many still sick in Venezuelan Amazon
Protest and letter hand-in to be held in London and San Francisco
Survival has urged Prime Minister Singh to respect tribal peoples' land rights
Peruvian Indian boy seriously injured in alleged attack by uncontacted tribe searching for land
The attacks presumably came from Indonesia or Botswana
Indigenous groups may not have been consulted before oil lots were sold
Petition calls on Wilderness Safaris to leave Bushman land
Gillian Anderson, Sophie Okonedo model the t-shirts
Ministry for security says soldiers will be punished.
India’s Environment Ministry has rejected Vedanta’s plan to expand the refinery six fold
Footage is believed to have been filmed by a solider as a 'trophy'
All of the income from sales go to Survival's work for tribal peoples.
Agency that represents Vedanta given award on the eve of the PR week Award
Oil operations could decimate uncontacted tribes
Ranching, logging, oil, and tourism companies pose major threats to tribal peoples.
Plans by the Premier of Western Australia to force through a massive gas project have aroused Aboriginal anger.
Many Mapuche prisoners end 82-day hunger strike
'Indonesia has committed crimes against humanity', congressman tells hearing
Guarani Indians who have returned to their ancestral land are being attacked by ranchers and their gunmen
Leading pro-Indian activist in Brazil wins the Right Livelihood Award.
Shell biofuel partner is growing sugar cane on Guarani tribe's land.
Call coincides with World Tourism Day
Tribes have protested against and harshly criticized the dams which pose a particular threat to uncontacted Indians.
Brazilian cattle ranchers have already destroyed some 3,000 hectares of tribe's land.
Palawan tribe fear for future of their forest home
More than a hundred iIllegal fishermen have been arrested recently.
The Philippines could become the first country in South East Asia to sign up to ILO 169
Lodge on Bushmen's ancestral land has a bar and swimming pool.
Gunmen have cut off Guarani community's access to food and water
Indigenous prisoners protest use of anti-terror laws to stifle land recovery
The book has been sent to Malaysia's Prime Minister
India's Prime Minister has created a 'National Council for Tribal Welfare'
Blockade highlights rainforest destruction
Article also notes increase in murders of indigenous Colombians
Laureates describe government's actions as 'inexcusable'
Bushmen hope to regain access to a well closed by the Botswana government
Samling guilty of systematic illegal logging and ‘extensive damage to forests and the environment.’
President Lula has signed a contract allowing the construction of the hugely controversial Belo Monte dam to go ahead
Brazilian Indians present urgent demands for their rights to be protected to the candidates in Brazil's upcoming presidential election.
Victory is a milestone in indigenous rights
Critic of Botswana's persecution of the Kalahari Bushmen is vindicated
'Impact assessment' prepared for hydroelectric dam long after building work started
Hundreds of Indians participated in a landmark protest highlighting the threat to their survival posed by the Belo Monte dam
The Indians hope that the new indigenous health system will provide a more efficient service than the current, heavily-discredited system
Palawan tribe celebrate decision against mining giant MacroAsia
The government investigation says Vedanta's plans 'threaten the survival' of the tribe
Men claim abductors were plain-clothed policemen.
Professor James Anaya says tribal peoples' lands are still 'invaded by powerful actors seeking wealth'.
The protest will highlight the plight of the Guarani and threats to the Indians' survival.
Two leaders of the tribal resistance to a mine planned by Vedanta have been abducted at gunpoint and are missing.
Tribes in Africa, Asia, and the Americas all threatened by hydroelectric dams
Leader of the Colombian Wayúu tribe was allegedly killed by a paramilitary hitman after organizing indigenous rights demonstrations.
EIB says Ethiopia has sourced alternative funding for Gibe III.
Condemnation comes shortly after UN voted to declare water fundamental human right
Sarawak state government 'intimidating and restricting activists from travelling abroad'
The Awá will hold a three-day protest in Brazil at the beginning of August
Two Na'vi joined protesters outside mining giant Vedanta's annual general meeting today.
Enawene Nawe Indians say that dams in the area are polluting the river water and killing the fish.
Taib Mahmud was received by protesters and a letter from British MPs during his visit in Oxford
Actor and broadcaster Michael Palin has spoken out in support of the Dongria Kondh
Government panel to decide on July 30th whether nickel mine can go ahead
Botswana's High Court has not granted the Bushmen the right to water
'Environment of violence' against Penan women in Borneo.
Bushmen have been stopped from using donkeys to carry water into the reserve
Passports rejected despite US and Canadian government approval
Botswana's High Court will soon deliver its judgement on the water court case.
REDD+ is a concern for indigenous peoples
Tribal rights investigation further delays Vedanta's mining plans
Report reveals illegal mahogany logging on tribe's land
Bushmen struggle with severe water shortages
More trouble for Vedanta's bauxite mine.
Self-determination ‘has to be the ultimate aim of any process that will involve the Jarawas'
Paul McAuley can stay in Peru for immediate future
Logging threatens tribe's livelihood
Man belonging to uncontacted tribe spotted in area targeted for deforestation
Paul McAuley given seven days to leave the country
Experts to investigate 'cultural and material' impact of mine on Dongria Kondh tribe
Hydroelectric dam construction killing fish
Similar schemes have failed in the US, Canada and Australia
Prime Minister supports mine despite international criticism
Perenco in uncontacted tribes controversy
'Birdwatchers' shows how the Guarani are exposed to terrible living conditions, having been evicted from their ancestral land
Six hundred indigenous people and farmers take to the streets on Palawan Island
Inpex Corporation buys stake in oil and gas exploration
The Indonesian military and para-military police have launched a violent operation against Papuan tribal people in the Punkak Jaya region.
Pizango condemns work in uncontacted tribes' land
Jarawa tribe still at risk from tours run by other operators
Tours put the Jarawa tribe at serious risk of disease
More than 300 organizations have signed petition in opposition to dam's construction
Oil company Perenco works on uncontacted tribes' land
Brazilian human rights organizations warn UN of cases of 'illegal imprisonment'
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to fill funding void for Ethiopia's Gibe III dam.
High court judge reserved ruling
Minister promises to 'solve' indigenous land rights in Sarawak
Bushmen ask for help as Prince's visit to Botswana nears
The ritual is threatened by the disappearance of the fish in the Juruena river.
Recent violence has resulted in one casualty and several injuries
Reports call for Guarani's ancestral lands be mapped out and legally recognized
The case will be heard at Botswanas High Court on 9 June
Uncontacted tribes under threat from Anglo-French company
Obama to meet Peruvian President Alan Garcia on 1 June
Alberto Pizango detained immediately on arrival at airport
Survival believes this is to intimidate the Bushmen.
Board wins award despite goverment's treatment of the Kalahari Bushmen
Survival is urging the EU not to sign a timber deal with Malaysia, unless Malaysia upholds tribal peoples’ rights.
Nicaragua’s National Assembly has ratified the only international law for tribal peoples, ILO Convention 169.
Indigenous organization AIDESEP has spoken out against a ‘destabilization campaign’ aimed at destroying Peru’s indigenous movement.
The new UK prime minister David Cameron has given hope to the tribal people of West Papua.
Other oil lots on indigenous land still pose major threat.
Research centers in the United States are to return thousands of blood samples of Yanomami Indians to the tribe.
At least four groups of isolated Indians are living near the dam sites.
Indian leaders have appealed for support for their campaign against the Belo Monte dam in the Brazilian Amazon.
Anil Agarwal has pulled out of a conference where he was due to speak after Survival announced plans to demonstrate.
Survival has urged the World Travel and Tourism Council to withdraw Wilderness Safaris from the nominees for its awards
France's National Assembly voted last week to return 16 tattooed and mummified Maori heads to New Zealand.
Oil company Perenco has released a plan revealing how its workers would react if they meet any uncontacted Indians.
The trial of three men accused of killing the Guarani leader Marcos Veron has been suspended.
A group of Nukak recently arrived at a remote town in south-east Colombia, according to Colombia’s indigenous organisation ONIC.
Paraguayan authorities have fined the Brazilian cattle-ranching firm accused of illegally clearing forest which is home to uncontacted Indians.
An ad supporting Peru’s last uncontacted tribes is appearing in publications around the world.
Demonstrators gathered outside the headquarters of Repsol-YPF today to protest plans to explore for oil on uncontacted tribes’ land.
Indonesia’s plans to seize 1.6 million hectares of West Papuans’ land has been condemned at the UN in New York.
Controversial Italian dam-builders Salini Costruttori are embroiled in a new dispute over allegations they leveled at Survival.
A Malaysian indigenous network has urged the EU not to sign a timber agreement unless it recognizes indigenous rights.
The Central African Republic has ratified International Labour Organization Convention 169 on the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples.
Venezuelan authorities are investigating the deaths of six Yanomami Indians in the Amazon.
A report written by a splinter group of a government-appointed commission blames Peru’s government for violent conflict in the Amazon.
At least 64 out of 102 indigenous Colombian tribes are facing ‘extinction’, says leading indigenous organisation ONIC.
New Zealand has endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, after opposing it for almost three years.
Repsol YPF applied to Peru's government to cut seismic lines in its search for oil on uncontacted tribes' land.
The trial of three men accused of killing the Guarani Indian leader Marcos Veron has been postponed.
A large protest was held on Monday against the Belo Monte mega-dam, due to be constructed in the Brazilian Amazon.
Survival is appealing to sports giant Puma to disinvest from tourism company Wilderness Safaris.
Indigenous people in Sarawak have won their second major court victory this year.
Perenco has been slammed by a leading indigenous organisation for its plans to build a pipeline on uncontacted tribes’ land.
Survival launched an international ad campaign for the protection of one of the last uncontacted tribes in South America.
Yanomami and Yekuana Indians held a protest this week to denounce the illegal invasion of Yanomami land by goldminers.
Anglo-French company Perenco is caught in a press storm over plans to build a pipeline into uncontacted tribes' land.
Thugs and plain-clothed police officers are destroying the homes of Ogiek tribe members in Kenya’s Mau Forest, leaving families destitute.
The US State Department’s latest human rights report has criticized the Botswana government
Peru has promised to investigate the existence of uncontacted tribes where an oil company wants to build a pipeline.
A safari lodge operating on the traditional lands of the Gana Bushmen of Botswana has come under fire from Survival
Olivier Award winning actor and long-term Survival supporter, Mark Rylance, has become an ambassador for Survival
In a major announcement, Botswana’s government today responded to critics of its ‘immoral policy’ of allowing safari lodges with swimming pools in the Kalahari while the Bushmen who live there are denied access to water.
Survival is calling for Brazilian cattle-ranchers involved in a controversial scheme to bulldoze uncontacted Indians’ land in Paraguay to be removed from the UN’s 'Global Compact'.
Following Survival International's report to the UN, the Brazilian Senate’s Human Rights Commission met to discuss the serious problems the Guarani face.
Anglo-French oil company Perenco has revealed plans to build a pipeline deep into the heart of uncontacted tribes’ land in the Amazon rainforest.
A massive hydroelectric dam project on Ethiopia’s Omo River will devastate at least 200,000 tribal people, human rights organization Survival International said today.
A pioneer scientific study has revealed how some of the world’s last uncontacted tribes are threatened by ‘the detonation of thousands of seismic explosives’ on their land.
As the world marks World Water Day, the Gana and Gwi Bushmen of Botswana are marking eight years without access to a regular supply of water in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
The situation of the Guarani tribe of southern Brazil is one of the worst of all indigenous peoples in the Americas, says a new report by Survival to the UN.
India’s leading business paper, the Economic Times, has called for Vedanta’s planned mine in Orissa to be blocked.
A report by a major UN body urges Peru’s government to suspend the hunt for natural resources on indigenous land if the people living there have not given their full consent.
A team of experts from the Indian government has released a damning report on the activities of FTSE 100 company Vedanta Resources, and its plans to mine for bauxite on tribal land in Orissa, India.
Vedanta Resources has once again snubbed a British government investigation into its planned mine in Orissa, India, by labelling government calls for a change in its corporate behaviour ‘one-sided’, and urging it to ‘rest the case’.
Thirteen Bari Indians attended an historic hearing at the Supreme Court in Caracas last week, to defend their right to own their ancestral land.
A London barrister has criticized the UK’s Foreign Office of for failing to acknowledge on its website that the Botswana government ’s illegally and forcibly removed treatment of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen from their ancestral lands. on its website.
Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation of a controversial tourist resort.
Two indigenous Colombian leaders are on a European tour to launch an international campaign aimed at protecting at least eighteen tribes facing the ‘imminent risk of extinction’.
Survival International is proud to announce ‘WE ARE ONE – a celebration of tribal peoples’, a fundraising evening in aid of Survival International created and directed by Mark Rylance, on Sunday 18 April at the Apollo Theatre.
A reserve inhabited by uncontacted tribes in the remote Peruvian Amazon can no longer be explored by oil and gas companies.
The Constitutional Court of Guatemala has adopted ILO Convention 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples into the country’s Constitution.
Report demands ‘urgent’ action by government over water
Calm is returning to the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh after last week’s attacks on the Jumma tribal people.
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami has made an urgent appeal for support as the Yanomami territory in northern Brazil is being invaded by gold-miners.
Many tribal people in the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia are starving as the region is in the grip of a drought and the river’s annual flood has failed.
The CEO of the company overseeing a massive dam project on Penan tribal land in the Malaysian part of Borneo has come under scrutiny in his native Norway over violations of indigenous rights.
A group of Alyawarr Aborigines have abandoned their central Australian settlement, and set up a new community at a place called Honeymoon Bore.
The Dongria Kondh tribe in India this weekend held their annual festival of worship on the top of their sacred mountain, which UK company Vedanta Resources is determined to mine for aluminium ore.
Reliable sources report that at least six Jumma tribal people were killed, and hundreds of houses burnt to the ground, in an attack by soldiers and settlers on tribal villages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh on Saturday.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has recommended that the Endorois tribe in Kenya be given back its land.
A global letter-writing campaign to protect the lives of uncontacted Indians in Paraguay has been launched by Survival.
Survival International welcomes the news that the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is selling its shares in Vedanta Resources due to concerns over the company's human rights record. Two other shareholders, the Marlborough Ethical Fund and Millfield House
Over 400 Bushmen were denied the right to vote in Botswana’s 2009 general election, with five Bushman communities inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve omitted from the electoral register.
Viktor Kaisiepo, the dedicated and charismatic Papuan activist, has died aged 61 in the Netherlands.
The Indonesian government has banned a book on the repression of human rights in Papua.
Amnesty International this week released a report condemning the behaviour of FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta Resources.
Botswana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Roy Blackbeard, will be met by protestors when he attends the opening of an exhibition celebrating Botswana in central London today.
Hundreds of Bushmen were left angry and frustrated after the Botswana president refused to enter into discussions with them during a meeting on Thursday.
Tribal peoples’ rights organization Survival International has appealed to Avatar director James Cameron on behalf of an Indian tribe through an advert in the film industry magazine Variety (published today 9 February 2010).
In a shock move, the Church of England decided to disinvest from controversial miner Vedanta Resources on ethical grounds, dealing a devastating blow to the company’s credibility.
New research by scientists has found that a vast region of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon is the most biodiverse in South America.
Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker of ‘Bo’, one of the ten Great Andamanese languages. The Bo are thought to have lived in the Andaman Islands for as much as 65,000 years, making them the descendants of one of the oldest human
The Brazilian government has granted an environmental license for the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydro-electric dam in the Amazon.
Survival supporters demonstrated today outside Tiffany stores in London, San Francisco, Madrid, Paris and Berlin to protest at the company funding water boreholes for game animals on Bushman land where the people are forbidden access to their own borehole
A previously unknown Indian tribe has been spotted in the south-western Amazon.
Demonstrators have protested in Kenya against a controversial dam that threatens the survival of a hundred thousand indigenous people.
Survival supporters will tomorrow demonstrate outside Tiffany stores in five countries to protest at the company funding water boreholes for game animals on Bushman land where the people are forbidden access to their own borehole.
A new exhibit at the world famous UK visitor attraction the Eden Project features the Penan of Sarawak and the destruction of their forests to make way for oil palm plantations.
The Church of England is meeting this week to decide what to do with its £2.5 million investment in UK mining company Vedanta Resources.
Brazil’s National Health Foundation, FUNASA, has confirmed the first case of HIV amongst the Yanomami Indians in northern Brazil.
Protestors gathered in London, Madrid and Paris today to oppose the destruction of land belonging to one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes.
Following the film ‘Avatar’’s win at the Golden Globes, tribal people have claimed that the film tells the real story of their lives today.
A report by the UN rapporteur on indigenous peoples urges armed groups in Colombia to stop recruiting indigenous children to their causes.
Fifty Indonesian police officers have received special commendations from the National Police Headquarters for killing the Papuan independence leader, Kelly Kwalik, last month.
The United Nations has released a report highlighting the challenges faced by indigenous peoples, describing their situation as ‘critical’, and urging that land rights are crucial for their cultural and physical survival.
A Brazilian company bulldozing an uncontacted tribe’s land in Paraguay has won Survival International’s ‘Greenwashing Award 2010’.
Director James Cameron received his Golden Globes awards for ‘Avatar’ yesterday, and revealed one of the central ideas of the film.
One year since the Bangladesh government promised finally to halt the persecution of the country’s indigenous people, reports are emerging of new abuses.
Survival has launched an ad campaign exposing the Botswana government’s malicious treatment of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen, the country’s oldest inhabitants.
Peru’s government has announced it will hold an auction for oil and gas concessions towards the end of April.
An expedition conducted by FUNAI (Brazil’s Indigenous Affairs Department) has confirmed the existence of a group of uncontacted Indians in Maranhão state in the eastern Amazon.
Two Yanomami men have contracted the swine flu virus, and it is suspected that a ten year old boy from the same community has also been infected.
Indonesia’s National AIDS Commission confirmed last month that West Papua still has the highest HIV/AIDS rate in Indonesia.
An indigenous organisation in Peru is demanding that companies stop entering its land without permission, citing Anglo-French company Perenco as an example.
Relatives of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes have condemned a Brazilian company’s plans to convert some of their land into a ‘natural reserve’.