Survival International

Reindeer Collapse — World's Largest Reindeer Herd Plummets

    Sad news for all those who love reindeer (and who doesn’t?)… the world’s largest herd of reindeer has dropped from a population of about 800,000-900,000 to about 74,000. Yes, that’s up to a nearly 92% drop. Disheartening. “The herd roams the vast tundra of Quebec and Labrador in eastern Canada. Known as caribou

55,000-year-old Tribe Threatened, Only Hundreds Left

One year after the death of the last member of the Bo tribe of the Andaman Islands (January 26), Survival has warned that the neighbouring Jarawa tribe is also in danger. Boa Sr, the last of the Bo, died last January aged around 85. The Jarawa tribe number 365 people, and fiercely resisted contact with outsiders until

Brazilian Indians Remain Hostage, Rancher Ignores Court Order

This is a horrible and sad story. A beleaguered Indian community in Brazil which has been cut off from the outside world by the rancher who has taken over their lands is still imprisoned, despite winning a recent court ruling. The Guarani community of Ypo’i returned to their ancestral land in 2009, which had been

Boycott Botswana Diamonds & Help Kalahari Bushmen in Other Ways

We’ve covered the unfair plight of the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana in a couple posts on Important Media recently. In order to help address the human rights battle being held in Botswana right now, Survival International (in coordination with notable celebrities like Gillian Anderson, Quentin Blake, Joanna Lumley, Sophie Okonedo, and Mark Rylance) has been

Survival International Wins Hollywood Film Award

I’ve written about Survival International’s activist efforts a couple times this year (see: Na’vi of Avatar in India Protesting British Mining of Sacred Indian Mountain and Amazon Being Sold to Foreign Oil Companies in Peru, Peruvian Indians Demanding Answers). This great organization is now going to receive an award from Hollywood for its activist efforts

Santa Delivers Human Rights Complaint to Billionaire CEO [Video]

A representative of the Survival campaign stopped by the home of Anil Agarwal, billionaire CEO of the UK mining corporation Vedanta Resources, to deliver a complaint to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that has been filed against his company. [social_buttons] The company plans to mine a sacred mountain in Orissa, India, which

Native Man Killed by Poachers Over Illegal Fishing Catch

Poachers killed an indigenous man on the remote Indian Andaman Islands after him and other members of his tribe, the Jarawa, requested that the poachers share their fish bounty with the tribe. The Andamans and their surrounding waters are protected but an increasing number of poachers have been fishing in the area.

Media Loses Credibility By Calling Uncontacted Tribe Story "A Hoax"

Earlier this week, several media outlets chose to dip their hands into the sensationalist journalism cookie jar a second time, and for all of the wrong reasons. About a month ago, an exciting story broke about how photographs of an uncontacted tribe living near the Brazil-Peru border had been taken for the first time. Now

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