Forest Defenders Conference in Pará. Photo by Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá, 2019.

    Brazil is one of the most dangerous places for environmental defenders, with 342 people killed in the last decade. Our work in Brazil builds upon a foundation of research and collaboration with our network of Brazilian partners, especially IZM and the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT). Together we coordinate the Amazon Defenders Collective and the Casa de Respiro, both of which focus on the holistic security and wellbeing of defenders.