Agribusiness fueling the persecution of land and environmental defenders, new report shows

More than three people were killed in an average week last year defending their land and the environment from invasion by industries like mining, logging and agribusiness, new research by Global Witness reveals. Mining was the deadliest sector, causing 43 confirmed deaths. Last year also saw a spike in killings linked to the defence of water sources globally, rising from four in 2017 to 17 … Continue reading Agribusiness fueling the persecution of land and environmental defenders, new report shows

Aruanas: Female-led drama shines a light on environmental crimes in the Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon is the subject of a new Brazilian drama series, Aruanas (Sentinels of Nature), which aims to raise awareness of the threats to the environment while bringing “people closer to the need for environmental protection”. Environmental thriller Aruanas follows three female friends who set up an NGO called Aruana that investigates the suspect activities of a mining company operating in the Amazon rainforest. … Continue reading Aruanas: Female-led drama shines a light on environmental crimes in the Brazilian Amazon