Environmentalists Are Being Murdered More Often Than Ever Before — How Can We Stop It?

by Will Potter on June 4, 2014

in Government Priorities

violence against environmentalists is increasingPictured here are José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo, who were shot dead in 2011 for campaigning against illegal logging in the Amazon.

Violence against environmentalists and indigenous groups defending their communities is dramatically on the rise, globally. I wrote about the trend in a recent article for Foreign Policy. This week I was a guest on KALW 91.7 in San Francisco, talking about this issue alongside Simeon Tegel, GlobalPost’s senior correspondent for South America.

Listen to the full interview online at KALW.

Previous post:

Next post: