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Survival campaigns

As well as working on specific cases around the world, Survival campaigns on issues which face tribal peoples everywhere.

There are many Mayflowers – Mayflowers Kill

The #MayflowersKill campaign is a partnership between tribal members in the U.S. and Survival International to amplify the story of Native American genocide internationally, reveal how it’s now being repeated in other continents, and show how it can and must be stopped.

The Big Green Lie

At the next Convention on Biological Diversity summit, world leaders are likely to agree a plan to turn 30% of the Earth into “Protected Areas” by 2030. Big conservation NGOs say this will mitigate climate change, reduce wildlife loss, enhance biodiversity and so save our environment. They are wrong.

Land Protection Orders... Uncontacted tribes in danger

The Brazilian government is planning to open up the land of uncontacted tribes to deadly exploitation, by scrapping the emergency orders that currently protect their territories. Experts say the plan could drive several uncontacted tribes to extinction, and destroy around 1 million hectares of rainforest – an area twice the size of Delaware.

Adivasis against coal

A massive coal rush in India will destroy the lands and livelihoods of tens of thousands of tribal people unless it’s stopped. They’re mounting a courageous and perilous resistance, and urgently need our support.

Factory Schools

Factory Schools "reprogram" tribal and indigenous children to fit the dominant society. They are part of a deliberate, far-reaching policy by governments to erase indigenous identity and steal tribal lands.

Racism in the media

Survival's Stamp It Out campaign aims to challenge racist descriptions, however unwitting, of tribal peoples in the media.

There you go!

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.

Progress Can Kill

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.

International Law

ILO 169 is the only international law for tribal peoples. It will become the world’s benchmark when more governments agree to it.

'Brutal savages'

How some writers are pushing the view that tribal people are particularly violent.

Uncontacted Tribes

There are more than one hundred uncontacted tribes around the world. Their survival is under threat from violence, disease and racism. Read and take action today.

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