An Indigenous association in Brazil's Amazon region says that one of its advisors and a British journalist are missing in a remote area near the Peru border.
The area has been marked by violent conflicts between fishers, poachers and government agents. Dom Phillips has been a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper and Bruno Araújo Pereira is on leave from his post with the government's Indigenous affairs agency.
They were last seen at 7 a.m. on Sunday and were bound for a city an hour away, but didn't show up.
“He is a cautious journalist, with impressive knowledge of the complexities of the Brazilian environmental crisis,” Margaret Engel, the Alicia Patterson Foundation’s executive director, wrote in an email. “And he is a beautiful writer and a lovely person. The best of our business.”