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June 02, 2020 - teleSUR

13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide

13 Percent of Environmental Activists Are Killed Worldwide
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The Global Atlas of Environmental Justice shows that the majority of the activists are members of vulnerable groups that use non-violent forms of protest.

The Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) published a study that shows that 13 percent of environmental activists are killed and another 18 percent are victims of physical violence worldwide.

Research reveals that citizen movements halt ecological degradation by up to 27 percent of environmental conflicts, despite the high rate of criminalization, violence, and murders, especially in conflicts related to mining.

The Environmental Justice (ENVjustice) scientists analyzed 2,743 cases of environmental conflicts from around the world recorded in the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice (EJAtlas), an interactive map that identifies and locates existing ecological conflicts.

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