After years of dialogue leading nowhere, this week Survival’s legal team launched a formal legal complaint about WWF’s involvement in the abuse of Baka hunter-gatherers. WWF has violated international law, OECD human rights guidelines, and its own policies on indigenous peoples


Dear Kevin,

In December, we asked you to help us lobby the Brazilian government to tackle the hundreds of fires deliberately started by illegal loggers on Awá land. An incredible 7,000 of you took action to protest the unfolding humanitarian and environmental crisis. Your emails made huge waves, and the head of Brazil’s forest fire-fighting center called our Brazil team begging us to stop the deluge of messages!

The fires are now under control, helped by the rains that arrived in January.

Together we showed the Brazilian government that we haven’t forgotten the Awá and we will not stop until their human rights and lands are protected.

Best wishes,

Stephen Corry
Director

PS Jobs in London and San Francisco: We’re looking for hard-working, brave, and dedicated staff members, who care deeply about tribal peoples’ rights. If you know someone who fits the bill, I’d be grateful if you could help us spread the word.

Tribal Voice: A message from Pire’i Awá

How has life changed for the Awá since Brazil kicked illegal loggers off the tribe’s heartland? Pire’i explains what Survival’s global campaign achieved for his people.

Towards a new conservation that respects tribal peoples

After years of dialogue leading nowhere, this week Survival’s legal team launched a formal legal complaint about WWF’s involvement in the abuse of Baka hunter-gatherers. WWF has violated international law, OECD human rights guidelines, and its own policies on indigenous peoples.
Baka and neighbouring tribes are brutally persecuted for accessing their homelands and when they hunt to feed their families, meanwhile wealthy trophy hunters steal their game and logging companies (in partnership with WWF) plunder their forests.
Please tell WWF to stop the abuse.

Calling all photographers!

Take part in our photo competition for a chance to feature in Survival’s “We, the people” calendar, which raises vital funds and awareness for our work. Be inspired by last year’s winners.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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