1. Fishing boats near Lake Edward in DRC

    Murder of environmental defender at Lake Edward in DR Congo

    30 July 2020

    IUCN NL is saddened by the death of Mandefu Mupanza Leonard Kenyata, who was killed on 19 June by Mai-Mai rebels... Read more

  2. Call for protection of environmental defenders

    Global Witness reports record number of killings of environmental defenders

    29 July 2020

    In 2019, 212 people were killed because they stand up for nature, according to the latest figures from Global Witness... Read more

  3. A group of women environmental defenders © Fundación Plurales

    How a mobile app can help safeguard and connect women environmental defenders

    22 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated the dangers faced by environmental defenders all... Read more

  4. Protest by Cordillera Peoples Alliance

    Philippine environmental rights defenders under threat

    18 May 2020

    IUCN NL is concerned about the intimidation and threats at the address of several staff... Read more

  5. Controversial gold and copper mine in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

    Indigenous community leaders protesting OceanaGold mine met with violence

    8 April 2020

    IUCN NL and several other conservation and human rights organizations express their... Read more

  6. Women human rights defenders from Southeast Asia and India join in ReSisters Dialogue

    Women human rights defenders find support and inspiration in ReSisters Dialogue

    29 November 2019

    Last September, women community leaders and activists defending the rights of their community against harmful... Read more

  7. Indigenous female leader denounces human rights violations in Bolivia in front of the UN

    18 October 2019

    Every five years, the human rights records of all UN member countries are reviewed in the Universal Periodic Review ... Read more

  8. Village in Sumatra

    Suspected murder of Indonesian environmental activist

    14 October 2019

    IUCN NL is shocked by the death of Golfrid Siregar, who worked for the legal advocacy... Read more

  9. Leden van de Compostela Farmers Association

    Philippines deadliest country for environmental defenders

    24 September 2019

    A new report by Global Witness shows that president Duterte of the Philippines has not... Read more

  10. Ecowalk protest by Kalikasan

    Call for solidarity with Philippine environmental rights defenders

    20 September 2019

    We are shocked and alarmed by the news of a planned raid into the headquarters of one... Read more