"A record number of people were killed last year for defending their
land and environment, according to research that highlights the routine
murder of activists who oppose extractive industries driving the climate
crisis and the destruction of nature.
More than four defenders were killed every week in 2019, according to an
annual death toll compiled by the independent watchdog Global Witness,
amid growing evidence of opportunistic killings during the Covid-19
lockdown in which activists were left as “sitting ducks” in their own
Those whose lives were taken while trying to defend us all are true heroes.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics