World Rainforest Movement

Appeal to India and UN on indigenous forest communities’ rights

Posted on Nov 15, 2015

To: – President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee – Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi – Minister of Tribal Affairs...

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International Day of the Forests – March 21st, 2015

Posted on Mar 17, 2015

Dear friends, WRM is pleased to announce the release of three new materials that we would like to share with you on March 21, designated by...

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Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rightsurging it to call on the government of Ecuador to fully comply with the...

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Carta a la Comision Interamericana de DDHH por la explotación petrolera en el Yasuní y los indígenas en aislamiento

Posted on Jun 18, 2014

Only available in Spanish.  Survival International, WRM – Movimiento Mundial por los Bosques Tropicales, CIMI – Consejo Indigenista...

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There you go! – short film from Survival International

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Around the world ‘development’ is robbing tribal people of their land, self-sufficiency and pride and leaving them with nothing....

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Pueblos Indígenas en Aislamiento Voluntario y Contacto Inicial

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Only available in Spanish.  Por  Dinah Shelton, Antenor Vaz, Beatriz Huertas Castillo, Carlos Camacho Nassar, Luis Jesús Bello, Paola...

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Tribal peoples for tomorrow’s world

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

‘Tribal peoples for tomorrow’s world’ is written by Survival International’s Director Stephen Corry and published by Freeman Press....

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Progress can kill: how imposed development destroys the health of tribal peoples

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

There are two versions of Survival’s ground-breaking report ‘Progress can kill: how imposed development destroys the health of...

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There you go – animation book

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

by Oren Ginzburg, Survival International. In this satirical animation, development experts claim to bring ‘sustainable...

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Rocky Road. How legal failings and vested interests behind Peru’s Purús highway threaten the Amazon and its people

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

By Global Witness, May 2013. This report examines a range of factors that Global Witness believes may be unduly influencing...

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Debunking myths: An overview of uncontacted peoples

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Survival International.  It is remarkable that in the second decade of the 21st century much of the available evidence points to...

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Genocide and isolation

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: By Pablo Cingolani. A Yuqui indigenous girl from the Bolivian Amazon. The Yuqui were a people living in isolation until they were...

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Indigenous peoples in “voluntary” isolation: What’s in a name?

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: uncontactedtribes.org.  In “Los Pueblos Indígenas en Aislamiento: Su lucha por la sobrevivencia y la libertad” (Indigenous...

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Amazon: Peoples in flight

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Image: Approximate location of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact. Source: Pueblos Indígenas en...

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An Ayoreo poem

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: volunteerlatinamericablog.com. The spirit came in the form of a crow; it carried me up and said to me: “Look at Eami tonight. You...

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Brazil: Isolated indigenous peoples continue to face threats

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Gleyson Miranda, 2010 – FUNAI files, source: Pueblos Indígenas en aislamiento voluntario y contacto inicial, IWGIA – IPES –...

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Indigenous peoples in isolation in Peru

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Mashco Piro indigenous peoples in the Madre de Dios reserve – By Diego Cortijo – Sociedad Geográfica Española, 2011....

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Ecuador: The Tagaeri Taromenane Intangible Zone in Yasuní Park

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

In 1999, a presidential decree created the Tagaeri Taromenane “Intangible” or Untouchable Zone (ZITT) within Yasuní National Park....

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Andaman Islands, India: Jarawa people turned into a “tourist attraction”

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Survival International Another major threat looming over some groups of isolated indigenous peoples is mass tourism. In some cases,...

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The Sentinelese – the world’s most isolated tribe?

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: Survival International Living on their own small island, only 72 km2, the Sentinelese are probably the most isolated tribe in the...

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Stories of resistance

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Photo: uncontactedtribes.org 1. A view from the recently contacted Jarawa The Jarawa, from India’s Andaman Islands have only had...

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Isolated indigenous peoples: Growing threats and hope for the future

Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Several years ago, a photograph made headlines around the world. In it, an indigenous man in a small village in the middle of the...

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Povos Indígenas Isolados e de Recente Contato no Brasil – Políticas, direitos e problemáticas

Posted on Sep 25, 2013

Only available in Portuguese. By Antenor Vaz. Este documento foi elaborado a partir de uma solicitação do Comitê Indígena...

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Indígenas Aislados: el reto de la convivencia pacífica entre 2 sociedades – VIDEO

Posted on Jul 12, 2013

Only available in Spanish –  Con este especial corto audiovisual, el CDES, a través de su Observatorio de Derechos...

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India: Steel-making POSCO strikes again

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

On 3 February 2013, at around 4 am, twelve police platoons entered Govindpur and Nuagaon villages in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa...

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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

These are indigenous peoples who have decided to live in voluntary isolation –and wish to continue doing so– from the world we...

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Mine. Story of a Sacred Mountain – VIDEO

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

By Survival. This short film, narrated by Joanna Lumley, tells the story of the Dongria Kondh’s resistance. Vedanta are intent on...

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Bolivia: Urgent action demanded to protect indigenous peoples living in isolation and situations of extreme vulnerability

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

On December 7 and 8, 2011, a meeting was held in the Amazonian city of Cobija, Bolivia, to assess the status of the rights of indigenous...

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Forests with the people

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

The origin of forests Some 430 million years ago, plants and arthropods began to live on land and to evolve, adapting to their new habitat...

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Paraguay: Report on the Ayoreo People by IWGIA

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) has issued a report on the indigenous Ayoreo people in Paraguay and the...

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The invisible women and men who resist against the destruction of their territory in the northern Great Chaco

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Living should not have to be a struggle against deadly forces. The life of the indigenous Ayoreo women and men living in isolation (without...

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International Year of Biodiversity: And what about peoples?

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. According to the official web site, “It is a celebration...

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Paraguay: Deforestation violates human rights of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

The situation of the Ayoreo people of the Chaco region of Paraguay serves as an excellent illustration of the fact that forest conservation...

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The Case of the Ayoreo

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

Unión de Nativos Ayoreo de Paraguay, Iniciativa Amotocodie, Informe IWGIA 4 This publication is aimed at demarcating the territory of the...

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Peru: The silent genocide of the last uncontacted indigenous groups

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

The Peruvian government is not only responsible for the open repression of Amazonian peoples which it is currently carrying out, but also...

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Peru: Amazon peoples, bastions of resistance

Posted on May 30, 2009

Since 9 April, the communities of the Peruvian Amazon have started what they have called an “indefinite strike” all over the Peruvian...

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Bolivia: For the protection of the last isolated indigenous peoples

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

We recently received a publication released in 2008 by FOBOMADE and Rainforest Foundation Norway, written by Pablo Cingolani, Álvaro Díez...

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Paraguay: Action to protect Indigenous Peoples in voluntary isolation cannot be delayed

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

The Ayoreo Indigenous People are one of an estimated 100 uncontacted tribes around the world and the only uncontacted people in South...

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Indígenas voluntariamente aislados en el Parque Nacional Alto Purús

Posted on Sep 26, 2007

Only available in Spanish – Nota que da cuenta de la indudable existencia de grúpos indígenas nómadas en aislamiento voluntario en...

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Indigenas People Living in Isolation – VIDEO

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

Masato, Fenadad, Tea Imagen, IWgia, 10...

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Indigenous Peoples. Their forests, struggles and rights

Posted on Dec 18, 2005

By the World Rainforest Movement This book gathers articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Posted on Aug 11, 2005

By the World Rainforest Movement. August 9 has been declared as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. On this date, the...

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Special WRM Bulletin Focused on Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation – Issue number 84

Posted on Oct 26, 2004

Many people are unaware that there are still indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation –both contacted and uncontacted-...

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