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International letter-writing campaign for uncontacted Indians launched [Paraguay]

Author: Survival International, Published on: 18 February 2010

A global letter-writing campaign to protect the lives of uncontacted Indians in Paraguay has been launched by...Survival International. Paraguay is home to the only uncontacted Indians outside the Amazon basin, but their lands are being rapidly destroyed for beef production. Contacted members of the tribe, known as the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode, have been trying to claim legal title to a small part of their ancestral territory since 1993, but most of it is still in private hands. A Brazilian ranching company, Yaguarete Porá, has announced plans to clear a large part of their 78,000 hectare estate, even though uncontacted Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indians are known to use the area. The estate is within the 1993 land claim

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Related companies: Yaguarete Pora