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Ecuadorian indigenous leader killed days before planned protest at COP20. How many more environmental defenders will die before the world takes notice?

While governments debate the minutiae of curbing emissions at the UN’s annual climate jamboree, people on the frontline of the environmental struggle are getting killed. On 28th November, just days before this year’s climate conference (COP20) was due to start, an indigenous Shuar leader went...
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Scientists call for an end to industrial use of primary forests

A new science-based coalition – IntAct (International Action for Primary Forests) is calling for an end to the industrial exploitation of earth’s remaining primary forests. The coalition is backed by leading international forest scientists and organisations in the fields of development and human...
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New Global Witness site: Putting people in charge of their forests

Millions of people live in forests and depend on them for everything. Shouldn’t they have a say in how they’re managed? Our new collection of stories from Africa to Latin America shows how putting communities in charge of their forests is having a transformative effect on development and ecosystems...
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