‘No man wanted to do it’: The woman fighting to save Brazil’s Amazon from illegal loggers – video


Marli Yontep Krikati became the first woman in her Amazon village to lead the forest guardians after the men declared the job too dangerous. The forest guardians are groups of indigenous Brazilians who patrol their territories to guard against illegal logging, farming and mining in the face of lax enforcement of Brazil’s environmental laws under Jair Bolsonaro’s government. Forest guardian leaders regularly receive death threats from powerful interest groups who encourage these unlawful activities. Now, as Brazil declares an end to deforestation by 2030 as part of the Cop26 summit, we follow the forest guardians on patrol to witness the severity of the deforestation challenge


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