"A record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year, according to a report by a campaign group.
227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year, the report from Global Witness said.
Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to resource exploitation - logging, mining, large-scale agribusiness, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure."
Claire Marshall reports for BBC News September 12, 2021.
"Murders of Environment and Land Defenders Hit Record High" (Guardian)
"Colombia’s 12-Year-Old Eco-Activist Refuses To Let Death Threats Dim Passion" (Guardian)