"In the Crosshairs of Development"

In this commentary published in Mongabay, Peter Bosshard, the Interim Executive Director of International Rivers, writes that indigenous lands are being plundered and indigenous activists are being targeted when they stand up for their rights.  He quotes Special Rapporteur John Knox as stating that indigenous peoples who get in the way of development projects “are considered almost expendable by the powers that be.” Bosshard continues: "Our murdered colleagues from Honduras to Brazil bear witness to this shocking reality."