In December we launched our long awaited action plan and interactive web platform titled Fighting Back: A Global Protection Strategy for Earth Rights Defenders. We held events in Washington D.C. and Bangkok to lay out a roadmap to protect the rights of earth rights defenders so that they can continue their important work of protecting our planet. Our work around earth rights defenders will continue to intensify in 2019 as global systems for exploiting natural resources continue to be designed to make profit, not to respect the rights of local communities.