Governments urged to stop rising killings of environment defenders

By Megan Rowling | Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38 PM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Killings of people who try to defend land rights and the environment have risen sharply in the past 12 years amid fierce competition for natural resources, and governments must do more to stop these deaths, campaign group Global Witness said on Tuesday.

At least 908 people are known to have died in 35 countries between 2002 and 2013, Global Witness said in a report ...

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