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Matsés tribe members says they don't want their children impacted by wars over oil

Matsés tribe Wins in Amazon

LONDON – A Canadian oil company has told Survival International it will withdraw from the territory of several uncontacted tribes in the Amazon where it had been intending to explore for oil. The company, Pacific E&P, had previously been awarded the right...


Posted 15 March 2017 by
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The Matsés have denounced oil exploration in the proposed Yavarí Tapiche reserve, which is part of their ancestral lands. © Survival International

Peru Government Denounced over Failure to Protect Uncontacted

LONDON – In an open letter to the Peruvian authorities, Survival International, Rainforest Foundation Norway and Peruvian indigenous organization ORPIO have denounced the Peruvian government’s failure to protect uncontacted tribes. The organizations are calling for the government to create an indigenous reserve, known as Yavari-Tapiche,...


Posted 9 March 2017 by
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Maya Pendant

Mystery of Maya Pendant

SAN DIEGO – To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement. “It was like finding the Hope Diamond in...


Posted 28 February 2017 by
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