A mural on the "Center for the Historical Memory of Women", which was started by Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a Guatemalan Indigenous human rights activist, to commemorate the mainly indigenous victims of violence between the military and guerrilla fighters. UN Women, Flickr
The fight for a safe and healthy environment is also a fight for justice and equity. The story of global development has too often involved depriving local communities of their land, culture or safety for the sake of maximizing commercial profit. Landscape News presents here some of this year’s best pieces highlighting how individuals, from Indigenous peoples to young activists, are taking a stand to create a better world.
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Farming and ranching remain the main drivers of deforestation in Brazil, a new study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has found. But any new government policy to combat the ...