Isidro Baldenegro López was born in 1966 and died on January 2017.
He was a farmer and community leader of Mexico’s indigenous Tarahumara people in Sierra Madre and an environmental activist.
He fought against unregulated logging in his region.
He grew up in his ancestral land in the Sierra Madre mountains, a region known for its biodiversity.
Baldenegro’s father was assassinated after he took a stand against logging, and Baldenegro was a witness.
Isidro Baldenegro relatives have said that they connect his murder to other killings and attacks on indigenous people who oppose logging in the region.
Additionally, the Guardian has reported that 122 environmental activists were killed in Latin America in 2015, including Berta Cáceres who also won the Goldman Environmental Prize, and 185 were killed worldwide.
Isidro Baldenegro passed away at 50 years old.