Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high

Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high

Figures from Global Witness for 2020 show violent resource grab continued unabated despite pandemic

Murders 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.

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