On Dangerous Ground - Global Witness report

2015 was the worst year on record for killings of land and environmental defenders – people struggling to protect their land, forests and rivers.

More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. For our new report On Dangerous Ground we documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed in the same period.

Author: 
Global Witness
Year: 
2016