Leila Salazar-Lopez

American environmentalist

Leila Salazar-Lopez is a Chicana-Latina environmentalist, who has served as the Executive Director of the non-profit Amazon Watch since 2015.

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  • The most biologically and culturally diverse place on the planet is under massive attack right now. The Amazon rainforest itself could be gone in a matter of the next 10 years. […] Unfortunately, one of the biggest causes of deforestation—definitely in the Brazilian Amazon—is agribusiness. Cattle, cattle grazing, and soy production in particular. […] People who were standing up against the lobbyists and the interests, the special interests, the cattle industry, the agribusiness industry, what was happening to them? A lot of people who were speaking out got killed. […] There’s people who were putting themselves out there and saying cattle ranching is destroying the Amazon. […] A lot of people will speak up, but a lot of people just keep their mouths shut because they don’t wanna be the next one with the bullet to their head.
    • Interview in the documentary-film Cowspiracy by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (2014).

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