Costa Rica on list of most dangerous countries for environmental activists

Posted on April 22, 2015 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime, Enviromental Issues reported the deaths of Tico environmentalists Jairo Mora Sandoval and Diego Saborío González have earned Costa Rica a spot on the list of most dangerous countries for environmental activists. The list is compiled each year by U.K.-based non profit Global Witness, which keeps tabs on environmental conflicts worldwide. The group found a 20 percent increase in killings of environmentalists last year. A total of 116 activists were murdered in 2014 in 17 countries — nine of them in Latin America. Brazil topped the list as the most dangerous country for environmental activists, with 29 murders — the vast majority of them indigenous people. Read Article

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