More People Die Defending the Environment in a Year Than UK and Australian Soldiers Combined

Fighting to protect your land is a risky task. A new study shows that every year, more people are killed defending their environment than those killed while deployed to war zones from the United Kingdom and Australia combined.

The study, published in Nature Sustainability on Monday, used data on the number of environmental defender deathscollected from the international human rights group Global Witness, which released its annual report on the topic just last week. The new findings build on Global Witness’ work by trying to draw connections between a country’s number of deaths and its amount of natural resources, as well as its level of corruption.

Full article at: Gizmodo

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