"Record Number of Environmental Activists Murdered"

"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.


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Source: BBC News, 09/13/2021