"Colombia Was Deadliest Country For Environmentalists In 2022 - Group"

"BOGOTA - Colombia was the deadliest country for environmentalists in 2022, with at least 60 environmental and land rights defenders killed there, British advocacy group Global Witness said in a report on Tuesday.

Global Witness found at least 177 environmentalists were killed globally last year. Latin America accounted for 88% of the deadly attacks.

"In Colombia and elsewhere, Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities, small-scale farmers and environmental activists were viciously targeted," Laura Furones, senior adviser to Global Witness' Land and Environmental Defenders Campaign, said during a virtual press conference."

Oliver Griffin reports for Reuters September 12, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 09/13/2023