Gunning for the greens

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

The forests of Honduras may soon lose their armed protectors. Authorities in the eastern part of the country have been directed by President Ricardo Maduro to hunt down and put behind bars a group of radical environmentalists guarding local woodland.

In an interview to La Prensa newspaper, three members of this group in Olancho province were purported to have declared that they would use violent means to put an end to illegal logging. But Jose Andres Tamayo, a priest and environmentalist, sees a conspiracy behind the press report. He has accused the loggers of stage-managing the interview to malign their opponents.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.