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To the ends of the Earth: the activists risking their lives to defend the environment

The Guardian’s extraordinary Defenders project recorded the deaths of people around the world fighting to save the planet. Here, the series’ lead writer remembers their stories — Even before I knew who she was or what she had suffered, there was clearly something special about Marivic Danyan. The young T’boli woman was standing silently in …

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Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48 — (PARIS, France) More than 200 environmental activists were murdered in 2017 as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on …

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