Tag: environmental defenders

Environmental Defenders Call to Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22, 2024

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which started with a million people protesting and demanding environmental protection in the 1970s. After more than five decades, environmentally destructive projects such as mining and large dams still abound and people around the world are still struggling to uphold environmental rights and advocating for environmental protection, rehabilitation, […]

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Release Anti-Mining Environmental Defenders from Gadchiroli, India

November 23, 2023

The Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED) calls for the immediate release of 21 individuals arrested in the Gadchiroli district in the state of Maharashtra, central India on November 20. They were among the residents of the Todgatta Village and around 70 neighboring villages who have been protesting for over 250 days against six auctioned iron mines at Surjagarh Hills since March 11 this year.

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