Isidro Baldenegro López, a Mexican anti-logging activist, was shot dead this month, making him the second Goldman Environmental Prize winning environmentalist to be murdered in the last year. Honduran anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres was gunned down in March.
According to the UK-based NGO Global Witness, last year was the most dangerous for environmental activists. 185 were murdered, half of which were indigenous people.
We talk about how environmental activism has been shaped by changing social, political and economic circumstances with Global Witness’ Ben Leather.