Benno Glauser

Benno Glauser was born in Switzerland in 1948. He studied Philosophy in Switzerland and in Cambridge, England. He lives in Paraguay since 1977. From 1993 onwards, Benno Glauser has explored the situation of the Ayoreo indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation in the Gran Chaco forests of northern Paraguay and Bolivia, driven by a desire to understand the significance of their existence for modern societies. He co-founded a Paraguayan NGO, Iniciativa Amotocodie, (named after a region of the Ayoreo territory) which has worked since 2002 for the accompaniment and protection of the groups in voluntary isolation, and of the entire Ayoreo peoples. Benno Glauser has shared his experiences and insights from this work through numerous writings, articles and academic readers.