Mapping Violence against the Philippines’ Environmental Defenders

Country: Philippines
October 16, 2019

A recent report published by Global Witness explores violence against environmental activists in the Philippines, which was the most dangerous country for environmental defenders in 2018 with 30 activists murdered for their work. The report finds that attacks were predominantly motivated by the mining, agribusiness, logging, and coal industries. The report alleges that the government of President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed such industries to operate in ways that put the environment and the lives of indigenous communities at risk. Read the report to learn more.