Posts Tagged ‘Environmental activists’

Environmental activists face deadly threats, Colombia tops grim list

Monday, September 18th, 2023
Environmental activists

In a shocking revelation, at least 177 environmental activists were killed across the world last year according to a report by the non-governmental organisation Global Witness. Disturbingly, a fifth of these homicides occurred within the vast expanse of the Amazon rainforest, making it a perilous battleground for defenders of nature. Colombia emerged as the deadliest Read more

Vatican court convicts climate activists for damaging statue

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

A Vatican court convicted two environmental activists of aggravated damage Monday and ordered them to pay more than 28,000 euros (NZ$49,000) in restitution. The ruling came after the activists glued their hands to the base of an ancient statue in the Vatican Museums in a protest to draw attention to climate change. The two members Read more