Who is standing up to environmental plunder, land grabbing, and crony capitalism? On a southern Philippines island, indigenous people, migrant settlers, and NGOs have combined forces to resist the extractivist activities of commercial interests and political elites. Many environmental defenders, reports Wolfram Dressler, have been murdered by illegal operatives and hired hitmen.
Wolfram Dressler, Old Thoughts in New Ideas: State Conservation Measures, Development and Livelihood on Palawan Island Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2011
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