A judge has ordered Brazil’s largest mining company to suspend plans to double a controversial railway track, which would have put the livelihoods of Earth’s most threatened tribe in jeopardy. In a major setback for mining giant Vale,... Read Article
Rock legend Mick Jagger has been drawn into a bitter row over an ‘illegal gas grab’ in the Peruvian Amazon. Peru’s government has provoked fury from indigenous groups after it was discovered that it is attempting to explore... Read Article
Peru has raided an illegal logging site in the Manú National Park, just days after the world caught its first detailed glimpse of the uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe. The discovery followed Survival International’s release of close-up pictures of the... Read Article
A judge in Brazil has ordered that the construction of the Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon be suspended, warning that it would disrupt fishing by the local population.
A Guarani man in his 20s has died of his wounds following a violent attack, allegedly by gunmen employed by Brazilian cattle ranchers. Teodoro Ricardi was left fatally injured, and died at the side of a road in... Read Article
Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production.
The UN has launched a campaign to protect 35 indigenous tribes from extinction in Colombia. The campaign responds to a barrage of threats that could wipe out the Indians. These include internal displacement, disappearances, massacres, anti-personnel mines and... Read Article
Maria Lucimar Pereira of the Kaxinawá tribe is thought to be the oldest person in the world. Survival International has located a Brazilian Indian, believed to be the oldest living person in the world, as she prepares to... Read Article
The UN’s flagship business initiative is being used as a tool to mask human rights abuses, according to Ayoreo Indians in Paraguay.
The survival of the uncontacted tribe whose images caused a worldwide sensation in February is in jeopardy, after Peruvian government plans to abolish a reserve that protects their territory were exposed.
A Brazilian rancher supplying sugarcane to a joint venture partner of energy giant Shell has reportedly issued a death threat against a political opponent. José Teixeira, who is also a state deputy, is said to have recently warned a... Read Article
Two weeks ago Santander Bank pulled out of the controversial Santo Antonio dam project, citing environmental and social concerns. Now, oil giant ConocoPhillips have pulled out of a similarly controversial project in the Peruvian Amazon.