Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her courageous opposition to mining and other mega-development projects
We woke up to tragic news this morning. Honduran indigenous Lenca leader Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home town early today, less than a year since she was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize in recognition of her courageous efforts to save her community and land from mining and other mega-development projects.
Her crime: The simple act of saying “No” to environmental destruction.
Photo courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra
Big cats held at the temple will be rescued at the rate of five individuals a month
Efforts to rescue the tigers held captive in Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple may not be moving as fast as most wildlife activists would like, but there may be hope for the big cats yet. In the past month, five more of the 147 tigers held at the monastery in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province have been relocated to wildlife refuges run by the country’s national parks department, bringing the total number of tigers rescued since January up to 10.
Photo by Sharon Guynup