Philippe Velez McIntyre was born in Paris and grew up in Colombia and the United States. In the beginning of the eighties he moved back to Europe where he has been living as a freelance photographer and social activist, first in Madrid and then in Paris. Since the early nineties he lives and works in Amsterdam.

His work has evolved around the theme of rural and urban socio-cultural initiatives, particularly where culture meets nature.

His philosophy of life being: Those who have been priviledged and have had the opportunities and the good fortune to choose for what passioned them, have the greater responsibility to contribute for the common good.

All Photographs and Publications © Philippe Velez McIntyre, Philippe McIntyre, except when otherwise mentioned.

All Publications available via Boekie Woekie Books by Artists, Amsterdam, except when otherwise mentioned.

Philippe McIntyre can be reached at:

philippevelez@gmail.com

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So far 234 environmentalists

Have been killed in 2017-2018. What’s driving this violence?
The short answer is: industry. The most deadly industry to go up against was mining, with 33 deaths last year relating to anti-mining activities. Agribusiness, hydroelectric dams and logging were also key drivers of violence, Global Witness found. Many of the killings recorded occurred in remote villages deep within mountain ranges and rainforests, with indigenous communities hardest hit.

Most dangerous places for defenders
Since the start of 2015, 145 land and environmental defenders have died in Brazil: the highest number on Earth. Many of the killings were of people trying to combat illegal logging in the Amazon. The Philippines comes second on the list, with 102 deaths in all. Honduras remains the most dangerous country to be a defender, with more killings per capita than anywhere else.

SO FAR THOSE WHOM WE KNOW HAVE DIED IN THE PERIOD 2017 – 2018

Héctor Manuel Choc Cuz Guatemala
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José Can Xol Guatemala
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Luís Arturo Marroquín Guatemala
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S Jegadish Dura India
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Mark Ventura Philippines
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Barthelemie Kakule Mulewa DRC
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Théodore Kasereka Prince DRC
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Liévin Mumbere Kasumba DRC
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Kananwa Sibomana DRC
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Ila Muranda DRC
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Moustapha Gueye Senegal
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Faustin Biriko Nzabakurikiza DRC
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Agudo Quillio Philippines
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Poipynhun Majaw India
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Paulo Sérgio Almeida Nascimento Brazil
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Ricardo Mayumi Philippines
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Ronald Manlanat Philippines
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Luis Fernando Ayala Honduras
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Kavous Seyed Emami Iran
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Yolanda Maturana Colombia
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Teurn Soknai Cambodia
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Sek Wathana Cambodia
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Thul Khna Cambodia
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Evaldo Florentino Brazil
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Ricky Olado Philippines
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Márcio Matos Brazil
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Robert Kirotich Kenya
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Guadalupe Campanur Mexico
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Ronal David Barillas Díaz Guatemala
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Valdemir Resplandes Brazil
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Jomo Nyanguti Kenya
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B Sailu India
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Agudo Quillio Philippines
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Poipynhun Majaw India
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Paulo Sérgio Almeida Nascimento Brazil
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Ricardo Mayumi Philippines
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Ronald Manlanat Philippines
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Luis Fernando Ayala Honduras
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Kavous Seyed Emami Iran
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Yolanda Maturana Colombia
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Teurn Soknai Cambodia
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Jomo Nyanguti Kenya
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B Sailu India

Hernán Bedoya, Colombia
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Hugo Rabelo Leite, Brazil
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Marcelito “Tito” Paez, Philippines
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Victor Danyan Jr, Philippines
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Artemio Danyan, Philippines
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Pato Celardo, Philippines
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Samuel Angkoy, Philippines
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To Diamante, Philippines
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Bobot Lagase, Philippines
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Mateng Bantel, Philippines
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Felipe Pérez Gamboa, Nicaragua
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Eleuterio Moises, Philippines
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Mario Castaño Bravo, Colombia
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Rafael Nahuel, Argentina
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Mario Jacanamijoy, Colombia
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Elvia Azucena Vargas, Colombia
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Htay Aung, Myanmar
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José Jair Cortésm, Colombia
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Silvino Zapata, Honduras
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João Ferreira dos Santos, (João do Ouro) Brazil
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Efigenia Vazquez Astudillo, Colombia
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Constable Mushtaq, Pakistan
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Jhony Cáceres González, Peru
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José Alfredo Rodríguez, Honduras
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Flávio Gabriel Pacífico dos Santos, (Binho) Brazil
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Jorge Matias da Silva, Brazil
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Eraldo Moreira Luz, Brazil
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Celedonia Zalazar, Point Nicaragua
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Tito José González Bendles, Nicaragua
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Jorge Calderón Campos, Peru. Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru
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Orlando Burillo Mendoza, Peru. Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru
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Feliciano Córdova Abad, Peru. Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru
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Alcides Córdova López, Peru. Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru
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José Edil Córdova López, Peru. Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru
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Christian Mbone Nakulire, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Roger “Titing” Timboco, Philippines
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Edilson Pereira dos Santos, Brazil. Three more rangers killed in a deadly month around the world for wildlife defenders
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Gabriel Ramos Olivera, Mexico. Three more rangers killed in a deadly month around the world for wildlife defenders
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Manuel Ramírez Mosquera, Colombia
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Wayne Lotter, Tanzania. Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania
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Charles Paluku Syaira, DRC. Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC
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Jonas Paluku Malyani, DRC. Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC
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Pacifique Musubao Fikirini, DRC. Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC
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Pablo Andrés Jiménez, Mexico
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Fernando Asprilla, Colombia
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Ande Latuan, Philippines
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Manoel Índio Arruda, Brazil
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Maria da Lurdes Fernandes Silva, Brazil
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Dudunyabo Machongani Célestin, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Héctor William Mina, Colombia
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Gukiya Ngbekusa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The day we witnessed wildlife rangers being gunned down in Congo
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Kisembo N’singa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five park rangers killed in DRC in tragic weekend for wildlife defenders
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Sudi Koko, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The day we witnessed wildlife rangers being gunned down in Congo
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Antopo Selemani, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five park rangers killed in DRC in tragic weekend for wildlife defenders
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Lokana Tingiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five park rangers killed in DRC in tragic weekend for wildlife defenders
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Raimundo Mota de Souza Junior, Brazil
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Hussen Antônio Laitone, Mozambique
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Carolina Arado, Philippines
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Rosenilton de Almeida, Brazil
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Sharath Madivala .India
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Ademir de Souza Pereira, Brazil
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Santiago Maldonado, Argentina. Argentina activist missing after indigenous people evicted from Benetton land
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Manoel Quintino da Silva, Kaxarari Brazil
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Bernardo Cuero Bravo, Colombia
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Valdenir Juventino Izidoro, (Lobo) Brazil
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Lito Casalla, Philippines
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Carlos Maaz Coc, Guatemala
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Weldson Pereira da Silva, Brazil
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Nelson Souza Milhomem, Brazil
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Weclebson Pereira Milhomem, Brazil
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Ozeir Rodrigues da Silva, Brazil
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Jane Julia de Oliveira, Brazil
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Regivaldo Pereira da Silva, Brazil
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Ronaldo Pereira de Souza, Brazil
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Bruno Henrique Pereira Gomes, Brazil
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Antonio Pereira Milhomem, Brazil
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Hércules Santos de Oliveira, Brazil
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Rodrigo Guadalupe Huet Gómez, Mexico
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Uday Yadav, India
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Niranjan Yadav, India
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Vimlesh Yadav, India
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Miguel Ángel Vázquez Torres, Mexico
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Agustín Vázquez Torres, Mexico
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Paulo Sérgio Bento Oliveira, Brazil
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Mario Andrés Calle Correa, Colombia
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Freddy Menare, Venezuela
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Aysin Ulvi Büyüknohutçu, Turkey
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Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu, Turkey
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Daniel Felipe Castro Basto, Colombia
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Kátia Martins, Brazil
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Etevaldo Soares Costa, Brazil
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Jorge Arbey Chantré Achipiz, Colombia
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Federico “Pande” Plaza, Philippines
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Friday Pyne, Liberia
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Silvino Nunes Gouveia, Brazil
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Aldo Aparecido Carlini, Brazil
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Edson Alves Antunes, Brazil
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Ezequias Santos de Oliveira, Brazil
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Fábio Rodrigues dos Santos, Brazil
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Francisco Chaves da Silva, Brazil
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Izaul Brito dos Santos, Brazil
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Samuel Antônio da Cunha, Brazil
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Sebastião Ferreira de Souza, Brazil
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Valmir Rangeu do Nascimento, Brazil
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Gerson Acosta Salazar, Colombia
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Pedro Nel Pai Pascal, Colombia
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Jhonny Marcelo Cuajiboy, Pascal Colombia
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Ever Goyes, Colombia
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Raimundo Silva, (Umbico) Brazil
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Joël Meriko Ari, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Gerome Bolimola Afokao, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Bernardo Calan Ripdos, Philippines
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José Carlos Jiménez Crisóstomo, Mexico
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Luis Gustavo Hernández Cohenete, Mexico
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Francisco Jiménez Alejandre, Mexico
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Santiago Luna Crisanto, Mexico
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Danilo Ruiz Nadal, Philippines
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Lalita, India
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Cora Molave Lina, Philippines
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Arman Almonicar, Philippines
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Arlyn Almonicar, Philippines
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Pehelwan Singh, India
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Pedro Pandagay, Philippines
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Javier Oteca Pilcué, Colombia
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Waldomiro Costa Pereira, Brazil
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Xukuru-Kariri Damião Lima da Silva, (Dão) Brazil
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Benjamín Juárez José, Mexico
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Orestes Rodrigues de Castro, Brazil
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Renato Souza Benevides, (Baixinho) Brazil
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Dharmendra Vala, India
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José Caneta Gavião, Brazil
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Sônia Vicente Cacau Gavião, Brazil
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Duba Issa, Kenya
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Roba Duba, Kenya
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Ruth Alicia Lopez Guisao, Colombia
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Ramon Dagaas Pesadilla, Philippines
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Leonila Tapdasan Pesadilla, Philippines
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Eder Cuetia Conda, Colombia
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Lung Jarm Phe, Myanmar
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Gilbert Bancat, Philippines
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Daulat Ram Lader, India
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Willerme Agorde, Philippines
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Falver Cerón Gómez, Colombia
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José de los Santos Sevilla, Honduras
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Edweno ‘Edwin’ Catog, Philippines
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Elivelton Castelo Nascimento, Brazil
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Mia Manuelita Mascariñas-Green, Philippines. British man on mission for justice after wife gunned down in Philippines
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Luís Manuel Medina, Dominican Republic
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Leo Martínez, Dominican Republic
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Rodrick Ngulube, Zambia. Wildlife ranger killed in Zambia leaves behind seven children
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Orlando Eslana, Philippines
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Alejandro Laya-Og, Philippines
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Edilberto Cantillo Meza, Colombia
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Renato Anglao, Philippines
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Roberto Santos Araújo, Brazil
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Juan Ontiveros Ramos, Mexico
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Ceará, Brazil
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Porfirio Jaramillo, Colombia. COLOMBIA DEATH TOLL RISES AS GANGS FILL VACUUM LEFT BY FARC REBELS.
Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela, Colombia
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Camilo Frank López, Nicaragua
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Wencislao Pacquiao, Philippines
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Gustavo Alberto Suárez Osorio, Colombia
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Veronico “Nico” Delamante, Philippines
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Alexander Ceballos, Philippines
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Hernán Enrique Agámez Flórez, Colombia
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Emilsen Manyoma, Colombia
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Joe Javier Rodallega, Colombia
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Sebastián Alonso, Guatemala
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Alamgeer Sheikh, India
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Mafizul Khan, India
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Laura Leonor Vásquez Pineda, Guatemala
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Isidro Baldenegro López, Mexico. SECOND WINNER OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE KILLED MONTHS AFTER BERTA CACERES DEATH.
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Edmiro León Alzate Londoño, Colombia
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José Yeimer Cartagena, Colombia
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Juan de la Cruz Mosquera, Colombia
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Aldemar Parra García, Colombia
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Moisés Mosquera Moreno, Colombia
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Mario Contaoi, Philippines
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Marciano Martínez Cruz, Mexico
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Rafael Hernández Cisneros, Mexico
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Olmedo Pito García, Colombia
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Datu Venie Diamante, Philippines