28 Dec '16, 8pm

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2016

On March 3, 2016, Honduran indigenous Lenca leader Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home town, less than a year after she was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize in recognition of her courageous efforts to save her community and land from mining and other mega-development projects. Cáceres was the general coordinator of COPINH (the Civic Council of Popular Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), a group that has been campaigning for the land and decision-making rights of the Indigenous Lenca people. Less than two weeks after her assassination, another COPINH organizer, Nelson García, was shot dead by two gunmen as he arrived at this mother-in-law’s house for lunch. Murders of grassroots environmental activists — who are struggling on a daily basis to defend their land, forests, and rivers against the expansion of large-scale agriculture, dams, mining, logging, an...

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