“The intensification and exploitation of natural resources is increasingly a problem for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and rights”: Julie Koch, IWGIA Executive Director.
"To a large degree, perpetrators of crimes against indigenous peoples continue to act with impunity. We all have an obligation to do our best to stop this. We need to act"
In fact, more than ever before in recent times, indigenous human rights defenders are being killed, attacked or harassed in their endeavours to protect their land.