Record Number Of Environmentalists Killed Last Year For Defending The Planet

(The Huffington Post) On average, more than three were killed per week, a watchdog group found. More than three environmental defenders were killed every week in 2015. For those tasked with the protection of our planet, 2015 was a year steeped in blood. At least 185 land and environmental defenders, those who take peaceful action to protect natural resources, were killed in 2015, according to a new report released Monday. Those figures, the highest ever documented by the watchdog group Global Witness, represent a stark increase of nearly 60 percent from just a year earlier and an average death rate of more than three people per week. ... read more at The Huffington Post


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