The killing of environmental defenders is becoming an epidemic, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples said on March 18. According to the NGO Global Witness, at least 116 environmental defenders were killed in 2014.
“The pattern of killings in many countries is becoming an epidemic definitely,” Tauli-Corpuz told Climate Home website by phone from Brazil where she is investigating violence faced by Amazonian tribes.
The UN envoy referred to the recent ...
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