Yaguarete PorÃ¡, a Global Compact participant
from Brazil, has won Survival's Greenwashing Award 2010. Survival is an
international organization that supports tribal peoples worldwide.
for "dressing up the wholesale destruction of a huge area of the
Indians' forest as a noble gesture for conservation", says Survival's
director Stephen Corry.
The company owns
of the Totobiegosode have already been contacted and vehemently
condemned the plans for the 'reserve', pointing out that it violates
their rights under both Paraguayan and international law. The contacted
Totobiegosode have been claiming legal title to this land since 1993,
but most of it is still in private hands.
Survival director, Stephen Corry, said that "This is textbook
'greenwashing': bulldoze the forest and then 'preserve' a bit of it for
PR purposes. The public won't fall for it. Yaguarete should stop
playing games and pull out of the Totobiegosode's territory once and
This video outlines Yaguarete's plans:
*Originally posted on February 1 at Global Compact Critics.