COLOMBIA: PROTECT THOSE WHO PROTECT US
Perhaps the greatest priority we all face is protecting the environment on which our shared future depends.
Jani Silva, Danelly Estupiñan, Joel Chipiaje and María Ciro risk their very lives to respond to this challenge with hope and enormous courage.
Colombia has the second highest bio-diversity in the world, with unique ecosystems that include vast tracts of Amazon rainforest, the lungs of the world. Colombia is also the most dangerous country for people who defend land and the environment that is vital to Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities - and all of us!
Hundreds of defenders have been killed in the last year alone. Others like Jani, Danelly, Joel and Maria are threatened with death if they continue to speak up. Yet they refuse to be silent. So must we!