Environmental defenders are under attack across the globe – and it’s getting worse.
The figures are horrifying: on average four people each week are killed protecting our environment. Many more are tortured, harassed, intimidated and forced from their homes and lands.
These are people peacefully standing up to polluting industries like oil, gas, mining and agribusiness. Indigenous activists defending ancestral lands. Communities protecting precious forests. Farmers whose livelihoods are under threat.
Environmental defenders protect healthy waterways, ancient forests and vital biodiversity. They should be celebrated and respected, not criminalised and attacked.
We stand with the brave people protecting our planet, helping to amplify their voices and defending their rights to protect their land and livelihood. Add your name to join us.