© 2021 KALW
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Your Call: How can we protect environmentalists from being attacked and killed around the globe?

environment-activist-deat-008.jpg
Reuters
Amazon rainforest activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo, who were murdered last year";

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a recent Global Witness report called, "Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders." In 2012, 147 environmental activists were killed around the world. Why are they being killed, what explains the increase, and what’s being done to stop it? Join the conversation on the next your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

 Guests:

Simeon Tegel, GlobalPost's senior correspondent for South America

Oliver Courtney, senior campaigner with Global Witness and the lead author of the new report, "Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders."

Will Potter, journalist and author of Green is the New Red

Web Resources:

Global Post: Latin America most dangerous place for environmentalists

Global Witness: The foretold deaths of environmental defenders

Foreign Policy: When an Activist Falls in the Rain Forest Does It Make A Sound?

KCET: Hundreds of Environmental Activists Killed Worldwide Over Past Decade