Survival International

The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide.

We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members of the public and some foundations. We will not take national government money, because governments are the main violators of tribal peoples’ rights, nor will we take money from companies which might be abusing tribal peoples.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople Denounce Persecution in the Name of 'Conservation'
To mark World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes abuses faced by tribal peoples in the name of wildlife “conservation.” Powerful video testimonies by Bayaka “Pygmies” in the Republic of Congo highlight their intimate connection...
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Uncontacted Indians ‘Abandoned to Their Fate’ as Loggers and Drug Smugglers Invade
Survival International warned today that the uncontacted Amazon Indians recently photographed from the air have been abandoned to their fate after drug smugglers and illegal loggers overran a government post that had been monitoring the Indians’ territory.
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Monday, January 27, 2014
Peru Approves Gas Project, Spells Disaster for Uncontacted Tribes
Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes – despite international outrage, the resignation of three ministers, and condemnation by the United Nations and international human rights organizations.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Peru Ignores UN and Pushes Ahead with Deadly Gas Project
Peru’s government is on the brink of approving the expansion of the highly controversial Camisea gas project into the land of uncontacted and isolated tribes ; ignoring a recent UN recommendation to first carry out ‘extensive studies’ over the threats posed to the vulnerabl
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Peruvian Ministers Resign over Amazon Gas Project
At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Worldwide Protests to Stop Amazon Gas Project Expansion
Survival International supporters will protest outside Peruvian embassies and consulates around the world on April 23rd to call for an end to the deadly expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru’s Amazon rainforest, which puts the lives of http://survivalinternational.u
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Paris Judge Rejects Attempt to Halt Auction of Hopi Sacred Objects
A Paris judge today threw out a bid by Survival International to block a controversial auction of sacred objects of Arizona’s Hopi tribe. The judge ruled that ‘in spite of their sacredness to the Hopi these masks are not a representation of any creature, alive or dead.’ The auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou had turned down repeated requests by the tribe to postpone the sale, which will now take place in Paris today.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
UN Demands ‘Immediate Suspension’ of Amazon Gas Plans
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to the expansion of a major gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns that it poses a grave risk to the lives of uncontacted Indians living nearby.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Amazon Indians Unite Against Canadian Oil Giant
Amazon Indians from Peru and Brazil have joined together to stop a Canadian oil company destroying their land and threatening the lives of uncontacted tribes.
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Thursday, September 06, 2012
Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’
Survival International has denounced the Venezuelan government’s repeated denials of a massacre against Yanomami Indians , calling on President Chávez to evict all illegal goldminers from indigenous territory and conduct a proper, on-site investigation.
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