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Norway at loggerheads with DR Congo over forest protection payments

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The Congolese rainforest is under pressure from demand for fuel, farmland and timber (Pic: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR)

International donors have frozen funding to conserve the world’s second largest rainforest, with the DRC environment minister said to have gone “rogue”

May 24, 2018 — A major forest protection scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in turmoil, amid a standoff between the country’s environment ministry and international donors. Continue reading Norway at loggerheads with DR Congo over forest protection payments

We saved the whale. The same vision can save the planet

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Hope alone won’t halt climate change but Al Gore’s latest film highlights the role optimism can play

August 18, 2017 — “Hope is essential – despair is just another form of denial,” Al Gore said last week, in an interview to promote the sequel to his 2006 climate change documentary An Inconvenient Continue reading We saved the whale. The same vision can save the planet

PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

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At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016, according to environmental monitor Global Witness

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 13, 2017) — At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines – the highest number in Asia for the 4th straight year, according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness. Continue reading PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

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