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Since its creation in 1986, Sobrevivencia has concentrated its efforts on environmental issues of indigenous, peasant and marginalised urban communities living in poverty. Sobrevivencia strives to recover and conserve environmental quality, and defend and promote cultural values and ways of life. Sobrevivencia’s programmes include sustainable agriculture, land use, education, and technical and legal support. The group joined FoEI in 1992, and takes part in these international campaigns: ecological debt, forest, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), International Financial Institutions (IFI), mining, and sustainable societies.

Elias Diaz Peña from Sobrevivencia won the Goldman Prize in 2000 for his work with communities affected by the Yacyretá Dam. Find out more.