Honduras just reported the murder of another environmental leader, Lesbia Urquía; while Brazil recently lost the activist Nilce de Souza Magalhães.
Wall Street International: Who cares about those that defend us?
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
Man who denounced illegal miners in Peru was assassinated
Man who constantly denounced illegal miners that invaded their property located at kilometer 95 of the Interoceanic Highway in La Pampa, Madre de Dios, was killed.
Ka’apor indigenous group: downed tree, indigenous shot down
The Ka’apor risk their lives to evict loggers from their land. In the midst of conflict, indigenous leader is killed.
Forbes: Illegal gold mining in Brazil destroying Amazon, indigenous tribes at risk
In a joint statement, members of WWF-Brazil, said the region between the Amapá state in Brazil and French Guiana is one area that is experiencing major problems.
BBC: Brazil dismantles ‘biggest destroyer’ of Amazon rainforest
The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organization accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally for farming and grazing.
A Crítica: Ornamental fish of rare beauty has been exported illegally in the Amazon
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.
The Guardian: Dying to save the Amazonian rainforest
An environmental campaigner is killed every week in Brazil. Journalists travel to Lábrea in the heart of the Amazon to meet the people risking their lives.
Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru
Nearly 70% of “officially inspected” logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investigation for major breaches of forestry laws, finds a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Peru21: In Madre de Dios Prosecutor does not act against environmental crimes
Since 2010, there have been 2,900 cases of illegal mining, logging and deforestation, however only 300 were judged.