Since 1993 the group of Ayoreo-Totobiegosode, who had been forced to settle, have been fighting to regain a part of their original land (550 000 hectares of originally 2 800 000 hectares) for themselves as well as for their relatives still roaming the forests. In these endeavours, they have been supported by the NGO Gente, Ambiente y Territorio  (GAT), the German and Swiss sections of the Society for the Promotion of Indigenous Land Claims in the Chaco of Paraguay und the Swiss Foundation for Indigenous Communities.