Joy in the Kalahari as Well Re-opens

Kalahari Bushmen are celebrating the first water flowing from their well for nine years. The government closed it in an attempt to force the Bushmen from their lands, but a successful legal battle funded by Survival supporters has allowed a drilling team to enter the reserve. http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/7662?utm

Strangled by Bureaucracy

The articles posted (or linked to from) here seem diverse and unrelated, but they are all illustrative of a set of circumstances which must be considered in any plan for a ‘solution’. In an article entitled “It’s no wonder so many firms end up on the scrapheap” we can see a connection between some of […]

Film: Stranger in the Forest

A new short film by Survival International, what follows first contact for Amazon tribes? http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/stranger Also New photos obtained by Survival International show uncontacted Indians in never-seen-before detail. The pictures, taken by Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, reveal a thriving, healthy community with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens. http://www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilphotos

Who is most in need of Aid?

This is old, and thus not really news, but it does illustrate (caricature?) the attitude of a lot of westerners toward Africa and the South. I don’t know who this is, she’s some kind of celebrity. She was asked ‘Why can’t the majority of Americans find Iraq on a map?”. The radio host discussing the […]

Indigenous Tree Planting Campaign Hi-Jacked

ECOTERRA Intl.—one of the co-founders of the original campaign—warned that the indiscriminate counting of even GM-trees planted by industries into the statistics of the now UNEP-led initiative gives a false picture and bears grave dangers. “A serious indigenous tree planting campaign carried out by honest people has been hi-jacked for the PR purposes of the […]