Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira were brutally murdered in the Vale do Javari region of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest (near the borders with Peru and Columbia) on the 5th June 2022. They were reporting on an intensifying conflict between the indigenous people (many of whom have never been in contact with modern society) and groups engaged in a range of illegal activities, including fishing, logging, mining and drug trafficking in their reserves. Dom was reporting on efforts to help the indigenous people defend themselves, work in which Bruno had been engaged, together with members of UNIVAJA (Union of Indigenous Peoples of Vale do Javari,

Following the disappearance of Dom and Bruno, the indigenous people worked tirelessly on the search and rescue mission. They were the first to find evidence of the attack which we hope will bring the attackers to justice. The families are eternally grateful for these efforts.

In memory of Dom, and Bruno, Sian Phillips, Dom's sister, is organising this fundraiser. All funds will be transferred to UNIVAJA to support the activities underway to counter threats from illegal activities in the reserves. It is essential to mark the boundaries of the protected regions and have the surveillance and communications technology in place to detect incursions and respond to them without delay, purchases would include antennas, satellite phones, radios, internet equipment and other items as required.

Images © Gary Carlton 2019

  • Jan Royle 
    • £50 
    • 12 hrs
  • Fiona Frank 
    • £39 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 2 d
  • Laura Keyes 
    • £50 
    • 10 d
  • Rodrigo de La Rocha 
    • £5 
    • 10 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Sian Phillips 
Raised £2,007 from 32 donations
Cromwell Road, Lancaster
Alessandra Sampaio and Beatriz Matos 
Team member
Raised £3,490 from 5 donations
Paul Sherwood 
Team member
Raised £50 from 1 donation

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