World Rainforest Movement

Indigenous Peoples in Isolation

Some indigenous peoples shun contact with the industrialized world we live in. Violence, enslavement experienced in the past and devastating impacts of diseases common in the industrialized world continue to impact indigenous peoples. However, the forests that provide refuge to indigenous peoples in isolation in Asia and Latin America are disappearing fast because illegal mining and logging advance into their territories.


  • International Day of the Forests – March 21st, 2015

    Posted on March 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 the United Nations as International Day of Forests. – The first is a new document called...

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Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

  • Indigenous Peoples. Their forests, struggles and rights

    Posted on December 18, 2005

    By the World Rainforest Movement This book gathers articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) regarding indigenous peoples and their struggles in defence of the forest. These peoples are...

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  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    Posted on August 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 WRM wishes to express its full support to the numerous indigenous peoples around the world that are...

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