More Than Two Environmental Activists Were Killed Each Week in 2014

April 20, 2015 9:04 AM

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More Than Two Environmental Activists Were Killed Each Week in 2014

The killing of environmental activists jumped by 20% in 2014, with at least 116 deaths around the world tied to disputes involving land and natural resources.

“[That’s] almost double the number of journalists killed in the same period,” reads a report released by the London-based advocacy organization Global Witness this week. “Disputes over the ownership, control and use of land was an underlying factor in killings of environmental and land defenders in ...

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