Paraguay, South America - the Ayoreo people

Survival - People and Their Land - Newsflash!

The Ayoreo-​​Totobiegosode live in the forests of western Paraguay.

Christian missionaries have brought most of the tribe out of the forest. But some families have resisted contact with outsiders. They are thought to continue to live traditionally by hunting wild pigs and gathering honey.
 
Ayoreo land is now part of a wildlife and nature reserve that is classified as protected.

In spite of this, Brazilian and Paraguayan companies are bulldozing roads through Ayoreo territory and clearing it for cattle ranching or logging.

What you can do

Find out more about the Ayoreo on the Survival website.
 
Read a message from Gabide Etacori and Porai Picanerai, two young Ayoreo leaders at www.survivalinternational.org/news/6506
Visit the Collections Navigator
Glasgow Life Logo
CONTACT US