19 Mar '18, 5pm

Ecuador: Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga defends territory despite threats

Ecuador: Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga defends territory despite threats

The struggle to protect the land and the environment in Latin America often costs lives. In 2017 alone, 116 environmental defenders were killed in the region, most of them for protecting their territories from activities such as industrial agriculture, mining, poaching and logging, according to the latest report by Global Witness . So when threats were made against land defender and Sarayaku indigenous leader Patricia Gualinga at her home in the city of Puyo, north of the Ecuadorean Amazon, it raised a red flag.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/ecuador-sarayaku-leader...

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