“She Grew up in the Amazon, and Now She’s Fighting For Its Life”

Last year’s fires in the Amazon reduced over 17 million acres of the rainforest to ashes. As the so-called “lungs of the world” burned, former Brazilian presidential hopeful and environmental activist Marina Silva emerged as the main dissenting voice of her country’s lax environmental policies. Most recently, she has called out the Amazon’s indiscriminate deforestation and the expansion of agribusiness.

Read the full interview with environmental activist Marina Silva by Robert Valencia for Earth Justice, Illustrations by Molly Crabapple