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Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally

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Activists call for justice in the case of Honduran indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres, who was killed last year. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

Activists, wildlife rangers and indigenous leaders are dying violently at the rate of about four a week, with a growing sense around the world that ‘anyone can kill environmental defenders without repercussions’

July 13, 2017 — Last year was the most perilous ever for people defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife, with new research showing that environmental defenders are being Continue reading Environmental defenders being killed in record numbers globally

Climate change and other human activities are affecting species migration

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The Xingu River flows near the area where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 15, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Humans have an impact on species migration both through climate change and by changing the landscape

September 8, 2016 — One of the reasons climate change is such an important topic is that it will affect (and already is affecting) the natural biological systems. Both plants and animals will have to Continue reading Climate change and other human activities are affecting species migration

Filipino named int’l arbitrator for environmental disputes

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INTERNATIONAL ROLE. Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña has been named an arbitrator on environmental issues in a special panel based in The Hague. File photo by Rappler
Outgoing Ateneo School of Government dean Antonio La Viña joins the specialized panel of arbitrators for environmental disputes at the Permanent Court of Arbitration

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 15, 2016) — From one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, a leading climate negotiator has been named an arbitrator on environmental issues in a special panel based in The Hague.

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