Human rights groups say over 60 activists were killed in 2017 alone.

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference on the sidelines of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Pasay, metro Manila, Philippines, November 14, 2017.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference on the sidelines of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Pasay, metro Manila, Philippines, November 14, 2017. (Reuters)

The Philippines has become one of the most dangerous countries for environmental activists to operate in. Human rights groups say over 60 activists were killed in 2017 alone. Almost every single one of these cases were related to disputes over mining- and agricultural projects. 

Source: TRT World