Feature Photo: Woman stands in a doorway at the Quilombola community of Angelim II, Espírito Santo state, Brazil (May, 2023).
Woman stands in a doorway at the Quilombola community of Angelim II, Espírito Santo state, Brazil. A large road is being built here on Quilombola Territory through the Mata Atlantica native forest to facilitate Suzano Pulp and Paper’s transportation of logs from their large-scale eucalyptus plantations to their pulp mill. The vast industrial plantations of non-native eucalyptus trees surround many of the Quilombola communities, depleting their water and causing contamination from the aerial spraying of agrotoxins used on the plantations. Photo: Langelle/GJEP
This photo was taken on a fact finding delegation by the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees in the states of Espírito Santo, Bahia and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The delegation was organized by Global Justice Ecology Project and FASE to speak with communities about their experiences with the social and ecological devastation caused by the monoculture tree plantations surrounding their communities, as well as the potential future impacts that would be caused by the use of herbicide-resistant GE trees in these plantations, approved by the Brazil government in 2021.
This year Global Justice Ecology Project is celebrating our 20th Anniversary. As part of this year-long celebration, we will be posting photos by co-founder Orin Langelle, Director of Langelle Photography
documenting different aspects and achievements of GJEP over those 20 years, as well as photos from events and activities beginning 30 years ago in 1993 that led to the formation of Global Justice Ecology Project
ten years later.