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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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Rights not ‘fortress conservation’ key to save planet, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples calls for a new, rights-based approach to conservation — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has released a report highly critical of the global conservation movement and calling for indigenous peoples and other local communities to have a greater say in protecting the world’s forests. Titled …

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