The latest from Brazil and the last 50 years

What's new in 2019
Hi everyone,

2019 is off to a busy start for all of us here at Survival. I’m sure many of you are closely following the situation in Brazil, where tribes are facing the biggest threat to their survival in decades.

In the few short weeks President Bolsonaro has been in power, there’s been a spike in land invasions and violent attacks on communities. I wanted to share this new message from Antonio Wilson Guajajara, direct from Brazil, appealing for international help to save his forest.

As we kick off 2019, you can be sure that we’ll keep you updated with the situation on the ground. Remember to follow Survival on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest developments and to help us share messages from tribal people as widely as possible.

Here’s the latest from us this month.

Best wishes,


This month, we're...

• Reporting that ANOTHER missionary has tried to contact an uncontacted tribe

With the case of the missionary killed by the Sentinelese still fresh in many people's minds, I was appalled to see yet another missionary is reported to have entered the land of an uncontacted tribe – this time in Brazil. More details on this recent story here

• Looking back at our history

50 years after Survival was founded by a small group of volunteers, I think I can speak for all my colleagues at Survival when I say that we’re as passionate as ever about the fight for tribal peoples' survival. A lot has changed in that time though – check out this short analysis of the last 5 decades by our director, Stephen Corry.

"Survival International was founded in 1969 by a few concerned individuals in London. In the last fifty years it’s grown into a global movement for tribal peoples with offices in several countries and supporters in over a hundred. Here’s my overview of what’s changed over the last half century..."

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• Recruiting a new member of the team

Are you passionate about all things social?

Our friendly London office is looking for a Social Media Activist to join the team and make a real difference for tribal peoples around the world. There’s only a couple of weeks left to apply – please share with your friends or apply here

• Answering some important questions

Our campaign to get big conservation organizations to respect tribal peoples’ rights often prompts many questions, especially from those concerned about the environment. We’ve put together this handy list to answer some of your trickiest questions

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