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What we do

“Survival fights alongside indigenous peoples all over the world”

- Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami shaman

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How we work

We work in partnership with tribes to amplify their voices on the global stage and change the world in their favor.

We helped the Yanomami people create the largest area of rainforest under indigenous control in the world.

We were partners in the “David and Goliath” victory of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe against mining giant Vedanta.

Alongside the Kalahari Bushmen, we won a landmark case to see them rightfully returned to their ancestral land.

Independence

We reject money from governments and shady corporations so our integrity is never compromised.

Alliance

Our work is rooted in our longstanding relationships with hundreds of indigenous communities around the world.

Investigations

We investigate, expose and confront atrocities committed by governments and big business.

Advocacy

We have 50 years of expertise in international lobbying and campaigning that gets results.

Join the mailing list

You can keep up to date with our campaigns, see how they develop, and find out what you can do to help by joining our mailing list. Our email actions are a vital part of our work, please sign up here.

Our global impact

Over the past 50 years we’ve worked with over 100 tribes around the world. Use the map to see Survival’s work in action.

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Campaigns

We won’t give up until tribal peoples are respected as contemporary societies, in control of their lives and lands, free to determine their own futures.