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Report / 13 Jul 2017

DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH

2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries

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It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

Download the full report: Defenders of the Earth (PDF, 4.67 MB)

Murder is just one of a range of tactics used to silence land and environmental defenders, including death threats, arrests, sexual assault and aggressive legal attacks

https://www.globalwitness.org/en-gb/campaigns/environmental-activists/defenders-earth/

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