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Record number of environmental activists murdered

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Global Witness says 227 environmental activists were killed last year. More than half occurred in just three countries: Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines. Indigenous communities, which make up only about 5% of the world's population, bore the brunt of the violence. In some places, protest has been stigmatized or criminalized, the group says.
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Record number of environmental activists murdered

More than 220 environment and land rights activists were murdered last year, according to a report.

1 year ago·Los Angeles, United States
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BBC NewsBBC News

Record number of environmental activists murdered

More than 220 environment and land rights activists were murdered last year, according to a report.

1 year ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

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…

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Record 227 land and environmental defenders murdered in 2020

‘The lockdown was essentially a crackdown,’ environmental defender in the Philippines tells The Independent

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc Newsabc News

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

1 year ago·United States
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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.

1 year ago·Atlanta, United States
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