Environmental management -related violence and land seizures rose sharply in the Asia Pacific region . Thus the conclusion of a recent report environmental management transparency observer organization , Global Witness .
The nonprofit organization said the period between 2012 and 2013 , there were at least 908 people killed in 35 countries in the world when it seeks to protect land rights and the environment .
Brazil is a country that ranks highest as the most dangerous state for the defense of land rights . While in the Asia Pacific region , the environmental activist in Philippines called as the most at risk of becoming victims of violence .
" Philippines emerged as the most severely affected countries in the Asia Pacific region , there are more than 67 cases of murder during the past year that we monitor , " said Oliver Courtney , Senior Campaigner, Global Witness in London , recently.
To ABC , Courtney said that most of the murder cases related to the mining sector , particularly in the area of resistance against the activities listed mining company .
According to him in the middle of the central government’s attitude to boost revenue from the mining sector , the disclosure of information regarding the management of the mining business is very limited .
" Transparency about what is happening in the mining sector is very small , such as information on whether the local residents who live in the location of mining areas has been consulted or not , whether the social and environmental costs of mining opening also been considered before , " says Courtney .
" Very little information about who exactly is responsible behind the murder , " he added .
" In most cases it is also the mastermind behind the murder was never revealed , " he said concerned .
Global Witness report released this monitor environmental activist murder case that occurred between the years 2002 to 2013 .
From the results of this monitoring found that this murder triggered increased because of the pressure between the availability of natural resources to supply the needs of many countries in the world .
" We think this problem is not getting caught and more often escape the law because the government failed to monitor threats to the environment and land activists , the government also failed to prosecute those responsible for crimes against the environment , " he said .
In the Asia Pacific region , Courtney blames strong influence of a small elite .
" We are seeing a small elite often sell land , forest and other resources through secret deals with big companies . Though the region fully into the management of the state and especially the many managed by people who live in it , " he said .
" Often locals who inhabit it does not benefit from the presence of the company that manages their region , they even actually lose their land and often forcibly evicted . "
The data collection was triggered by the murder of Cambodian forest activists and employees of Global Witness , Chut Wutty .
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He was shot dead by police when investigating illegal logging in Cambodia .
The provincial government dropped charges of murder for the deaths of the activists .