In 2012 we launched a global campaign to
save a little-known tribe in the Amazon, one of the last nomadic
hunter-gatherer tribes left in Brazil. With more than 30% of their forests
destroyed by illegal logging, we asked you to help save the Earth's most threatened
You responded in your thousands, and,
because of your emails, Awáicons and donations, the campaign made
headlines around the world. Brazil's Minister of Justice was forced to act,
sending in troops and federal agents to expel the loggers.
The operation has just been
completed; all loggers and ranchers have been removed from the Awá
indigenous territory. This is an incredible victory which would never have
happened without your help.
The story is currently on the front page of
website and will be featured in BBC2’s leading in-depth TV news
programme, “Newsnight”. UK supporters can watch it tonight (Thursday 22
May) at 10.30pm (BST). The story will be broadcast on BBC
Radio 4 on Saturday at 11.30am (BST).
More good news……
The Brazilian police have closed down
Gaspem, a notorious “security” firm employed by powerful Brazilian
ranchers, accused of killing at least two Guarani leaders, and brutally
attacking hundreds more.
But there are other Guarani
who still need your help as this disturbing new footage of gunmen
firing at a Guarani community shows. Their only crime – trying to live in
peace on tiny fractions of the ancestral land that was once stolen from
Walk for Brazilian
Nixiwaka, a 27-year-old Amazon Indian
from the Yawanawá (“People of the Wild Boar”) tribe in western Brazil is
soon to walk Hadrian’s Wall (England), accompanied by other Survival
supporters, to highlight the continued annihilation of country’s first
It’s not too late to show your support by sponsoring
Nixiwaka. – Thank you so much to everyone who has already given.
We are Survival, the global movement for
tribal peoples’ rights.