Behind the veiled veil of Covid 19 pandemic in Canada, 227 people died last year in the process of protecting woods, water and other natural resources amid rising pressure from climate change, and a report released Monday concluded 2020 was the deadliest year on record for environmentalists.

The environmental and human rights organisation Global Witness collected and analysed world data containing deadly attacks on environmentalists, noting more than four people die every week on average while protecting the environment.

The Philippines finished in third place with 29 deaths, making them again the deadliest country for apprehended extremists in Asia.

According to Global Witness, these three countries accounted for over half of all attacks in 2020.

In some cases, the blockade’s impact might have even worsened it, making it harder for the attackers to know where they could find their targets and making the activists more susceptible to digital attacks.

The climate crisis is exacerbating a thin supply of natural resources.

Nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions refers to the sustainable management and use of nature for tackling socio-environmental challenges. The challenges include issues such as climate change, water security, (wikipedia)


International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organisation established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1974 in the (wikipedia)

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Global Witness

Global Witness is an international NGO established in 1993 that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation, conflict, poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses worldwide. (wikipedia)


International Union for Conservation of Nature

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. (wikipedia)


Stop Line 3 protests

The Stop Line 3 protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in the U.S. state of Minnesota against the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline along a new route. (wikipedia)


Qu’Appelle River

The Qu’Appelle River is a Canadian river that flows 430 kilometres east from Lake Diefenbaker in southwestern Saskatchewan to join the Assiniboine River in Manitoba, (wikipedia)