Terra Verde

In the Line of Fire

Sápara leader Gloria Ushigua

As the pressure on natural resources grows across the world, land, grassroots environment rights defenders are increasingly under fire — on average two people are killed every week defending their land and environment. Leila Salazar-López of Amazon Watch and Jaron Browne of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, will talk with show host and Earth Island Journal editor, Maureen Nandini Mitra, about the recent, tragic murder of Berta Cáceres, the current threat to the life of indigenous Sápara leader Gloria Ushigua, who is fighting to protect her tribe’s land in Ecuadorian Amazon from oil drilling, and the highly dangerous conditions under which many of our frontline defenders operate on a daily basis.

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