Earth First!..116 Environmental Activists Murdered in 2014

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Killing Nature’s Defenders: Study Finds Global Surge in Murders of Environmental Activists… How Many More?

Read the report, “Deadly Environment”   Para la versión española, clique aquí.

josé da Silva

New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. We shine a spotlight on Honduras – the most dangerous country to be an environmental defender

 Each week at least two people are being killed for taking a stand against environmental destruction. Some are shot by police during protests, others gunned down by hired assassins. As companies go in search of new land to exploit, increasingly people are paying the ultimate price for standing in their way.

We found that at least 116 environmental activists were murdered in 2014 – that’s almost double the number of journalists killed in the same period. A shocking 40 % of victims were indigenous, with most people dying amid disputes over hydropower…

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