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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:07 PM

Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers

Source: BBC

Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers

2 November 2019

A young indigenous land defender has been shot dead and another wounded by illegal loggers in Brazil's Amazon.

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was reportedly attacked and shot in the head while hunting on Friday inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state.

He was a member of Guardians of the Forest, a group formed to combat logging gangs in the area.

The killing increases concerns about escalating violence against Amazon forest protectors.

Non-profit group Survival International, which advocates for isolated communities, says at least three Guardians have previously been killed, along with many of their relatives.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50278523


Paulo Paulino Guajajara worked to combat logging gangs in the Amazon (Reuters)

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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 08:27 PM

1. PBS did this video report on this very group

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