Defenders of the Earth campaign
- Year: 2017
- Award: World Summit Award
- Category: Environment & Green Energy
- Organisation: Global Witness
- Country: United Kingdom
- URL: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/environmental-activists/defenders-earth/
We track and verify data on the killings of environmental and land activists globally. The data is collected through desk-based research and verification with in-country partners in some of the worlds most dangerous countries to be a land and environmental defender. We produce an annual report highlighting the key themes and drivers of killings of activists, complemented by multimedia such as short films, infographics and stills. We also collaborate with the Guardian newspaper who have a dedicated website where they use our data to track killings of activists in real time, complemented by commissioned stories and case studies related to the issue. Our web platform is the landing page for our annual report and investigations as well as our multimedia. We also have a page that links through to the Guardian microsite.