more and more environmentalists to pay for their commitment to nature, clean water, and the land rights of indigenous peoples with life. In the past year, worldwide 212 environmental activists had been killed, informed the non-governmental organization Global Witness. About two-thirds of all cases were registered, accordingly, in Latin America. The organization believes that the actual number of deaths environmentalists is significantly higher.
Behind the acts of violence companies, farmers and, in part, state actors and criminal gangs, paramilitary groups and rebels stuck mostly. "Agriculture, Oil, Gas and mining for the violence against environmentalists – these are precisely the industries that are fuelling deforestation, and emissions of climate change," said Rachel Cox, of Global Witness.Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 03:19