Ecoterrorism is a form of sabotage
intended to hinder activities that the ecoterrorist considers harmful to the environment
. Ecoterrorists belong to the Direct Action
school of thought. An example of ecoterrorism is the destruction of tree felling equipment (e.g. spoiling fuel). Radical ecoterrorists sometimes engage in tree-spiking
, a practice which can endanger the life of the treecutter.
Another form of ecoterrorism is political, intended to damage an enemy's natural environment. A common example is the military practice of burning conquered lands.