It's time to decolonize conservation and put tribal peoples at the forefront of the environmental movement. It's best for tribes, for nature, for all humanity.
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
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As well as working on specific cases around the world, Survival campaigns on issues which face tribal peoples everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ILO 169 is the only international law for tribal peoples. It will become the world’s benchmark when more governments agree to it.
The global movement to end the conservation con.
How some writers are pushing the view that tribal people are particularly violent.
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