Bolivian activists push back against mining industry
Written by Bethan John. Published by Al Jazeera
Indigenous communities in several national parks say their way of life is threatened by the encroachment of gold mining. Read more
Corrupt police caught in bust of Peruvian Amazon drug gang
Written by Bethan John. Published by Mongabay
Three policemen were arrested after a year-long investigation into narco-trafficking in Peru’s Manú Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and top global biodiversity hotspot. Read more
Narcos threaten Peru’s indigenous communities
Produced by Bethan John. Published by Mongabay
Manu Biosphere Reserve, in the Peruvian Amazon, is home to a diversity of indigenous cultures, including native communities that are living in voluntary isolation. But narco trafficking is widespread in this remote corner of the jungle. Watch video
Voices on the Road – Indigenous rights film
Written by Bethan John. Published by The Ecologist
A controversial new road is tearing through the most biodiverse place in Peru’s Amazon rainforest, bringing conflict and destruction. For one indigenous group, desperate for change, it also brings hope. Read more
Storytelling in the face of Amazon destruction
Written by Bethan John. Published by The Ecologist.
New documentary, Second Chances, shows how even the most unlikely people can become environmental defenders. Watch the film by Eilidh Munro
Peligro en el Manu: las vías que podrían conectar a un parque nacional con la minería ilegal y el narcotráfico
Written by Bethan John. Published by Mongabay.
La construcción reciente del camino hacia Boca Manu y la proyectada ampliación de la carretera a Boca Colorado pone en riesgo dos áreas protegidas importantes de la Amazonía peruana: el Parque Nacional del Manu y la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri.
Podcast: conservation careers stories
Produced by Rosalie Wright. Published by BES Conservation SIG
Award-winning conservation storytellers Bethan John and Eilidh Munro share their key advice for creating on-the-ground impact and their experiences working together to produce the documentary, Voices on the Road. Listen to the podcast
New road cutting into Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peruvian Amazon sparks debate, fears and a film
Q&A interview with Bethan John. Published by Mongabay
A new documentary film about a road project in the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru’s southeastern Amazon chronicles an Indigenous community’s debate about its future. Read more