Ecoterrorism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

Ecoterrorism

Acts of terrorism committed by those who want to protect the environment. The possibility of ecoterrorism is a type of political risk for construction companies, developers and others.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Threat of Ecoterrorism refers to extremism in the animal rights and environmental movements, typically involving damage to the operations of companies or terrorizing executives and employees of companies.
In addition to Animal Planet's involvement with violent attacks against its ships and seafarers, ICR is concerned that broadcasting the series will serve to glamorize ecoterrorism and make future violent attacks more likely.
Of more than a dozen environmental and animal-rights activists arrested following a nine-year investigation into ecoterrorism in the Northwest, only Waters, 32, has declined to plead guilty.
The CDFE Web site proudly cites an award Arnold received for his "8-part series The Environmental Battle," and notes his "1983 investigative report for Reason magazine on EcoTerrorism remains the classic in the field" (CDFE, 2007).
For example, in Illinois, lawmakers defined endangering the food or water supply as acts of terrorism, while a Pennsylvania law makes tampering with or destroying crops a crime of ecoterrorism.
But, way ahead of Greenpeace and ecoterrorism, these painters made the case for nature--never knowing that their paintings would lead to maddening exploitation, as people took inspiration from their work to transform nature into the most successful marketing tool of the tourism industry, with unavoidable polluting effects.
xii) The author does not come down on the side of most animal rights groups, however, calling Cleveland Amory, founder of the Fund for Animals, "an advocate of ecoterrorism.
Forest Service maintains a law enforcement and investigations (LED program to deter and protect resources against domestic ecoterrorism.
The study marks the launch of Britannica's revised 2004 DVD version, which includes new topics like Barbie, designer drugs, West Nile Virus, ecoterrorism and Gulf War Syndrome.
Pera, who planned to kill all humans except those vaccinated members of their ecoterrorism group.
Ecoterrorism or ecosabotage is any crime committed in the name of saving nature.