Understanding and responding to the environmental human rights defenders crisis: The case for conservation action

@article{BilleLarsen2020UnderstandingAR,
  title={Understanding and responding to the environmental human rights defenders crisis: The case for conservation action},
  author={Peter Bille Larsen and Philippe Le Billon and Mary Menton and Jos{\'e} Aylwin and J{\"o}rg Balsiger and David R. Boyd and Michel Forst and Frances Lambrick and Claudelice Santos and Hannah Storey and Susan Wilding},
  journal={Conservation Letters},
  year={2020},
  volume={14}
}
Close to two thousand environmental human rights defenders have been killed in 57 countries since 2002, with about four losing their lives every week in 2019. Many of these defenders represent Indigenous Peoples and local communities protecting ecosystems from large‐scale environmentally destructive projects. As the positive contributions of Indigenous and local communities to biodiversity conservation become better recognized, so should the losses and risks that they face. Despite major… 
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