<p>More than 1,700 murders of environmental activists were recorded over the past decade, an average of a killing nearly every two days, according to this new report by the Global Witness.</p>
This new report by major report by Global Witness shows that killings of human rights defenders protecting environmental and land rights increased sharply in the last decade due to the intensification of competition for natural resources. It calls on national governments and the international community to act urgently to protect the environment and the citizens who defend it.
Signing their lives away: Liberia’s private use permits and the destruction of community-owned rainforest
A quarter of Liberia’s total landmass has been granted to logging companies in just two years, following an explosion in the use of secretive and often illegal logging permits, an investigation by Global
This report identifies risks associated with including sustainable forest management (SFM) within the scope of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It describes how SFM has often become associated with destructive industrial-scale logging that fails to deliver development benefits, and is frequently a pre-cursor to the conversion of forests to other land uses.