Write a letter for the Matsés

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

There are around 2,200 Matsés living on the Peru-Brazil frontier in the Amazon rainforest.

In 2012, Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales began to explore for oil on land inhabited by the Matsés and neighbouring uncontacted Indians.

The company’s oil block ‘135’ lies directly over an area that has been proposed as a reserve to protect the uncontacted tribes.

Though the Matsés have repeatedly opposed the company’s work on their land, their protests have been ignored.

How you can help

Please urge the Peruvian government to cancel Pacific Rubiales’s contracts by writing to the Peruvian president, S. E. Humala.

S.E. Humala
Presidente de la República del Perú
Palacio de Gobierno
Plaza de Armas
Lima 1

August 29, 2015

Dear President Humala

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.