JANI SILVA / COLOMBIA
THREATENED FOR DEFENDING THE AMAZON
Born in the heart of the Colombian Amazon, Jani Silva has dedicated her life to defending the trees and land that are everyone’s lifeblood. From the age of 16, she’s been standing with the campesino farmers of Putumayo, a region nestled in the south of the country and brimming with unique biodiversity. Her work has pitted her against forces greedy for that land’s oil wealth. Threatened and intimidated by unknown aggressors, her life is in danger.