Jun 20, 2016

185 environmentalists killed in 2015, 60% increase from 2014

"Last year was the deadliest ever for the world's environmentalists," -The Washington Post
A report released Monday by the nonprofit watchdog group Global Witness claims that 2015 was the deadliest yet for people who sought to protect their land, forests and rivers from mining, logging and dams. The report, "On Dangerous Ground" called the 185 deaths it uncovered from news reports and public records "shocking," a nearly 60 percent increase from the previous year, "and the highest annual toll on record."