Eco News

Davi Kopenawa receives death threats

Davi Kopenawa, shaman and internationally renowned spokesman for the Yanomami tribe in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, has demanded urgent police protection following a series of death threats by armed thugs reportedly hired by goldminers operating illegally on Yanomami land. … [Read more...]

Awa finally protected

After months of campaigning by Survival International, Brazil’s government has launched a major ground operation to evict illegal invaders from the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe . … [Read more...]

Salgado and Vanity Fair highlight Plight

World-famous Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and Vanity Fair magazine have joined forces to publicize the plight of the Awá Indians, who have been labeled ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. The 13-page feature, published in December’s … [Read more...]

Desperate call to evict loggers

Earth’s most threatened tribe has sent an urgent appeal to Brazil’s government to evict invaders from their forest, as Brazil soccer fans lend their support for the tribe. … [Read more...]

Solidarity on Human Rights Day

Survival International supporters around the world held an international protest on UN Human Rights Day, urging Brazil to ‘Save the Awá’; Earth’s most threatened tribe. … [Read more...]

Colin Firth launches campaign

Oscar-winning film star Colin Firth today launched a major Survival International campaign to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ - the Awá of the Brazilian Amazon. … [Read more...]

Genocide risk in Brazil

Calls are growing to stop ‘a real situation of genocide’ inside Brazil’s Amazon, as the UN marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Experts warn Brazil’s Awá tribe will face extinction unless more is done to protect their land rights, which are being abused by illegal loggers and cattle … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Yanomami territory

Survival International has released new pictures of an uncontacted Yanomami village in Brazil, 20 years after one of its crucial campaigns created the biggest forested indigenous territory in the world. … [Read more...]