Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high
Figures from Global Witness for 2020 show violent resource grab continued unabated despite pandemicMurders of environment and land defenders hit a record high last year as the violent resource grab in the global south continued unabated despite the pandemic.New figures released by Global Witness show that 227 people were killed in 2020 while trying to protect forests, rivers and other ecosystems that their livelihoods depended on.Continue readin…
Report: 2020 is deadliest year for `environmental defenders’
The environmental group Global Witness says at least 227 people died last year defending their homes, land and livelihoods from environmental exploitation as the deepening climate crisis increasingly pits economic interests against local communities
227 people were killed defending the environment last year, a new report shows. That's a record.
The environmental and human rights watchdog Global Witness reported an average of more than four people a week died while defending the environment last year.