From the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador and Brazil, to the watersheds of Colombia, the canyons of Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara, across beautiful Guatemala, Honduras and beyond, Latin America is a region that is incredibly rich in biodiversity and natural resources. Amid a global climate emergency, the importance of protecting biodiversity-rich land, forests and water has become ever more urgent.
In Latin America, as elsewhere, Indigenous peoples are leading the way, together with other determined earth defenders. They are paying a heavy price to do so, increasingly with their lives. New research suggests it is battle that has become more lethal than some war zones.
Amnesty Canada’s campaign to defend earth defenders under attack in Latin America needs your support!Here are priority actions that Amnesty Canada is promoting this fall.