Write a letter for the uncontacted Indians of Brazil

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

Uncontacted Indians in Acre state, western Brazil
Uncontacted Indians in Acre state, western Brazil
© Survival

Brazil is home to more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else on the planet. They are the most vulnerable of all the country’s peoples.

They depend completely on their forest for their survival, but much of it is being destroyed for logging, cattle ranching, mega-dams, roads, oil and gas exploration, and more. The government and landowners now plan to open up their lands further, to massive industrial projects. 

These projects and the waves of immigrants they attract threaten to wipe out entire uncontacted communities, as has tragically happened to countless tribes in Brazil since it was colonized by the Europeans 500 years ago. 

Only with their lands intact and protected for their exclusive use, will uncontacted tribes survive. This is one of the most urgent humanitarian crises of our time.

How you can help

Write a letter to President Jair Bolsonaro to urge him to allow uncontacted Indians in Brazil to survive.

Either use the template below or amend it with your own words. 

HE President Jair Bolsonaro
Presidente da República Federativa do Brasil
Gabinete do Presidente
Palácio do Planalto
Praça dos Três Poderes
Brasília DF

January 20, 2022

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.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.