Making the ultimate sacrifice for the planet
All over the planet, environmental activists put their lives on the line - to save a tree, stop the construction of a dam or an airport. In 2015, 185 environmental activists were killed around the world, 60% more than the year before. Their enemies are countless and include the mining industry, wood smugglers, corporations and even governments. The fight can be deadly.
In this new episode of Down to Earth, we take a look at the men and women on the frontlines to save the environment.