The race is on to exploit the planet’s dwindling resources – minerals, oil, water – as fast and rapaciously as possible. This is causing toxic pollution, adding to global warming and threatening the lives and livelihoods of those living closest to nature. Holding the frontline are indigenous people – especially those of the Amazon. We visit Peru, where a rebellion of nature’s defenders is taking hold and challenging both governments and corporations.
October 2011, Issue 446