Defending the Environment Shouldn’t Be Deadly

Defending the Environment Shouldn’t Be Deadly
People wearing T-shirts that show the face of slain environmental activist Berta Caceres and reading “Justice for Berta” attend a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Oct. 31, 2017 (AP photo by Fernando Antonio).

At the Summit of the Americas in June, 33 governments of the region pledged to tackle violence against environmental defenders by taking “concrete actions.” But rather than declarations, changing the situation on the ground demands that governments address the drivers of violence and repression against these defenders.

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