Murder and Illegal Logging in Peru
What is the true price of saving the world's forests? World leaders are meeting in Lima to get a deal on climate change. Will it be enough to protect those on the front line?
What is the true price of saving the world's forests? World leaders are meeting in Lima looking to thrash out a deal to set global targets on climate change. But is enough being done right now to protect those on the front line?
We hear from the daughter of one Peruvian activist who was murdered whilst campaigning to stop illegal logging in the Amazon. His family have now abandoned their homes, fearing for their lives. Is this one of the untold tragedies in the fight against global warming? And, are we all paying a very real price for it as a result? We hear from campaigner David Salisbury who has been working with the Ashanika people in their fight to stop illegal logging. And, the executive director of Peru's National Forest and Wildlife Service, Fabiola Munoz Dodero, says work is urgently being done to address the problems of land-titling. Plus Katrina Mullen, an environmental economist who has just written a report for the Centre for Global Development, tells us of the unseen environmental impacts from local flooding to global warming and rising sea levels.