Forcing “development” or “progress” on tribal people does not make them happier or healthier. In fact, the effects are disastrous. The most important factor by far for tribal peoples’ well-being is whether their land rights are respected.
Tribes & campaigns
The Uncontacted Indians of Brazil
At risk of extinction from disease and land loss
In the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil live tribes who have no contact with the outside world.
Illegal loggers and cattle ranchers are invading their land and bringing disease. They won’t survive unless this stops.
The world’s threatened tribal peoples
150 million tribal people live in more than 60 countries across the world Although their land ownership rights are recognized in international law, they are not properly respected anywhere
As well as working on specific cases around the world, Survival campaigns on issues which face tribal peoples everywhere.
There you go! takes a radical new approach to 'development' and its impact on indigenous peoples, using illustrations and wry humour to deliver its message.
Over 100 tribes around the world choose to reject contact with outsiders. They are the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. This is their story.
ILO 169 is the only international law for tribal peoples. It will become the world’s benchmark when more governments agree to it.
No tribes. No Nature. No future.
The global movement to end the conservation con.
How some writers are pushing the view that tribal people are particularly violent.