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Philippines is still Asia's deadliest country for protectors of nature

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Filipino climate advocates demand urgent and actual actions from the country's leaders to address the worsening impacts of climate crisis on September 25, 2020.


Gaea Katreena Cabico - Philstar.com


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines remained the worst place in Asia for land and environmental defenders in 2020, with at least 29 people killed for their defense of nature, according to a report of an international rights watchdog.


In a report published on Monday, Global Witness said 227 protectors of the Earth were registered killed last year—more than four a week on average.


For the second consecutive year, Colombia was the deadliest country for land and environmental activists, with 65 recorded deaths. Mexico had the second highest number of deaths worldwide, with 30.


Full story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/13/2126834/philippines-still-asias-deadliest-country-protectors-nature


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