Legal battle over forest is victory for Paraguayan Indians - 16 Nov 2008  
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Paraguay protects rainforest for indigenous people. Paraguay’s Secretary of the Environment announced cancellation of a permit that had been issued to a company that clears the rainforest for cattle ranching following legal action taken by environmental advocacy groups to preserve the forest as home to the indigenous Totobiegosode people.

The Totobiegosode are a nomadic people with almost no contact with the outside world. Approximately 6000 hectares of the land they live within has been lost this year alone, causing families to be separated. Secretary of the Environment and Paraguay, we applaud your fair decision. May we all strive to preserve the balance of such treasures as the rainforest and the sanctuary it provides to indigenous persons and other wondrous beings of our planet.