This map shows the state of the 10.6 million hectare block of ratified Kayapo Indigenous territory in January 2022. The Kayapo indigenous territories outlined in yellow (NGO Kayapo Project territory) remain virtually intact. The eastern band of ~ 1.2 million hectares outlined in purple (does not form part of this project) that receives no conservation NGO investment and has been lost to the frontier of illegal logging and mining.
Kayapo surveillance program
Guard posts signal to outside frontier society that the Kayapo of an area are organized to defend their ratified land rights and would-be invaders do not attempt entry.
Learn more about the various aspects of the Territorial surveillance program by reading our latest report.