One Year on, Family of Murdered Amazon Land Defender Say Nothing has Changed

Deforestation in the Amazon hit an 11-year high in 2019 with environmental advocates and scientists blaming the policies of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro for rolling back environmental protections and calling for forest development.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Illegal loggers are operating unchecked in Brazil’s Amazon as coronavirus rages despite government vows to act after an indigenous land activist was killed exactly one year ago trying to protect the rainforest, said his cousin.

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, or Lobo - ‘wolf’ in Portuguese - was hunting on November 1st, 2019, inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state when he was attacked and shot in the head. His Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?