Barbara Fraser


Barbara Fraser has lived for more than two decades in Peru, where her work as a freelance journalist has taken her from the desert coast to the foot of Andean glaciers to native communities in the Amazon basin. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's in environmental studies and specializes in reporting on environmental, public health, indigenous and social issues.

By this writer
Why are people killed for protecting their natural lands?
19 Jun 2019

Stories from Colombia, Indonesia and India

Women are ‘on the front lines’ of defending land
8 Mar 2019

Tackling the gendered hazards facing environmental defenders

Honduras charts course for climate commitments
21 Jun 2018

Nationally determined contributions

From the Congo to the Amazon, hunters speak the same language
26 Feb 2016

Although continents apart, hunters in the forests of Africa and Latin America can learn from each other’s experiences ...

REDD+ in Brazil: coordination needed, looking for intergrated approach
17 Aug 2015

Farming and ranching remain the main drivers of deforestation in Brazil, a new study from the Center for International F...

Land tenure in forests a matter of food security, experts contend
30 Dec 2014

Forests are an important link in the food chain, especially for women and children and others at high risk of hunger and...

With climate effects looming, land-use planners reach for their toolbox
22 Dec 2014

It’s coming soon. And it’s time to act now. Imminent climatic changes challenge planners and policy makers to foreca...