At What Cost? The targeting of land and environmental defenders in 2017.

Global Witness annual report documents 207 land and environmental activists were killed in 2017 for taking a stand against companies and governments who seize their land and destroyed their forests and polluted their rivers. The report shows a huge rise in killings linked to consumer products. For the first time, agribusiness has surpassed mining as the industry most linked to these murders. You can read the full 2017 report in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Posted on behalf of Global Witness.