Blog Entry

Environmental Defenders in Danger in Mesoamerica

Jamie Kneen

National Program Co-Lead

In the last few years, environmental defenders have organized to confront the social and environmental impacts of the mining industry. For their work protecting natural resources and the environment, environmental defenders have been subjected to human rights violations, which include threats, kidnappings, violent attacks and murder. The case studies examined in the attached report by the Center for International Environmental Law, and illustrated with this map, show that these instances are part of a growing trend in Mexico and Central America.

Translated from Spanish to English of the attached report by Ana Collins.

Environmental Defenders in Danger