Umweltschutz und Menschenrechte


29. Juli 2020 in Common Dreams
Global Witness Reveals 2019 Was 'Deadliest Year on Record' for Eco-Defenders, With 212 Murdered Worldwide

"Those that defend our land and environment are on the front lines of #ClimateAction. But we are failing them badly."

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer

At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. (Image: Global Witness)

"In 2019, Global Witness recorded 212 murdered land and environmental defenders—making it the deadliest year on record for people defending their homes, forests, and rivers against climate-destructive industries."

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Fast 4 Umweltschützer pro Woche wurden 2017 getötet

The Guardian

Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017

Exclusive: 197 people killed last year for defending land, wildlife or natural resources, new Global Witness data reveals. In recording every defender’s death, the Guardian hopes to raise awareness of the deadly struggle on the environmental frontline

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