After writer's murder in the Amazon, can his vision survive?
British journalist Dom Phillips’ quest to unlock the secrets of how to preserve Brazil’s Amazon was cut short this month when he was killed along with a colleague in the heart of the forest he so cherished.
Some of his discoveries may yet see the light of day. Phillips in 2021 secured a yearlong fellowship with the Alicia Patterson Foundation to write a book, building on prior research. By June, he had written several chapters. “Dom’s book project was on the cutting edge of environmental reporting in Brazil.
It was extremely ambitious, but he had the experience to pull it off
Phillips' disappearance and then confirmed death has brought calls for justice from Brazil and abroad from actors, musicians and athletes, along with appeals for help to support his wife.
Phillips would be gobsmacked to learn that his fate has troubled current and former U.K. prime ministers.