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Record number of environmental activists murdered

According to a report by a campaign group, a record number of activists working to protect the environment and land rights were murdered last year. 

227 people were killed around the world in 2020, the highest number recorded for a second consecutive year, the report from Global Witness said.

Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to resource exploitation - logging, mining, large-scale agribusiness, hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure.

Credit: BBC

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