Land and Territory

Escazú Agreement set to bring environmental justice down to earth

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2021

The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.

Five years after the “sowing” of Berta Caceres

Escrito por  |  5 / April / 2021

At the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the organization that Berta Cáceres founded, they have  Continue Reading »

Stalking ghost fishnets to save endangered vaquita: Mexico’s desperate fishing villages seek way forward

Escrito por  |  27 / January / 2021

The involvement of drug cartel operatives in the illegal trade of critically endangered totoaba and vaquita porpoise bycatch has eclipsed efforts to enforce a five-year-long ban on gillnets, provoking foreign sanctions on the village’s all important seafood exports.

Global race to save vaquita porpoise from extinction leads to arrests, and a death

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

The long-running global struggle to prevent extinction of the world’s most endangered marine mammal claimed its first human life in Baja California on Jan. 2, in the conflict between illegal fishing and conservation of the vaquita porpoise.

International Statement of Concern and Solidarity with the Garifuna People of Honduras

Escrito por  |  4 / August / 2020

International Sign-On Statement in solidarity with the Garifuna People and OFRANEH and demanding the safe return of 5 forcibly disappeared Garifuna leaders.

The power of the white man and his symbols is being demystified

Escrito por  |  21 / July / 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is warning us today that if we fail to build alternatives to the current system governed by voracious, ruthless and extractive capitalism, it will rob our descendants of the future.

Native Americans Win Historic Victories in U.S. High Court Rulings

Escrito por  |  20 / July / 2020

The final rulings of the Supreme Court calendar year favored indigenous causes diametrically opposed to those of incumbent candidate Donald Trump, reaffirming treaty rights and proving the power of recent grassroots mobilizations.