BE INSPIRED BY LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS ON WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY
On World Photography Day, we celebrate land and environmental defenders across the globe.
19th August 2019
On World Photography Day, we celebrate land and environmental defenders across the globe. These are people who are taking a stand against the governments and companies that try to steal their land and destroy the environment. Many have dedicated their lives to protect the planet against industries like mining, logging and large-scale agriculture – by organizing community meetings, taking part in protests, and trying to change policies and laws.
Since 2012, Global Witness has been documenting killings of and attacks against land and environmental defenders, in part using photography, to call on states and business to take action to keep people safe.
Members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), an organization standing up to a damaging hydroelectric dam project on the community’s land. COPINH was headed by Berta Cáceres, an indigenous campaigner who was assassinated in her home in March 2016 after years of death threats.
Source: Global Witness