Protecting Our People
Protecting People and Planet
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NewsNov 25, 2020Taiwan fishing vessels target dolphins as bait for sharksRead
BlogNov 25, 2020Biden-Harris Climate Plan: ‘Not Trump’ Is Not EnoughRead
NewsNov 13, 2020Taiwan clamps down on shark finningRead
BlogNov 12, 2020As indigenous people protest in Colombia, we must rally with themRead
We believe that environmental security is not just about quality of life, it is a basic human right
Every day vulnerable people are stripped of their rights, freedom and identity. They are victims of the environmental destruction being inflicted on our shared planet.
Driven by our core values of integrity, innovation and impact, EJF uses investigations and film to uncover these environmental and human rights abuses. We work for environmental justice, to protect the natural environment and the people and wildlife that depend upon it. Environmental security is a basic human right, and we go to the ends of the earth to defend people and planet.
Our vision is for a world where natural habitats and environments can sustain and be sustained by the communities that depend on them.
Protecting marine ecosystems and livelihoods
Our oceans are being pushed to the brink, putting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people across the globe at risk. EJF’s oceans campaign works to combat illegal and unsustainable fishing, stamp out human rights abuses driven by these illicit activities and protect the coastal communities and precious wildlife that depend on our oceans.
Slaughter at Sea
EJF has uncovered a number of cruel and illegal practices on board fishing vessels associated with Taiwan.
Securing protection for climate refugees
EJF’s climate campaign aims to secure international protection for the world’s growing population of climate refugees, forced to flee their homes in the wake of the climate crisis.
Beyond Borders - the threat of climate change
The climate crisis represents the greatest threat to global peace and security, development and the preservation of human rights in the 21st century.
This report focuses on one particular result from climate change – the negative impact on food security and how this factor contributed to the desperation and anger that manifested itself against the Al-Assad regime in Syria.
The Syrian war has resulted in more than 470,000 deaths. 6.6 million people have been internally displaced and nearly five million people are residing in camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon as well as an estimated 1.2 million seeking refuge in Europe.
Whilst the war was not solely a result of climate change, the intertwining effects of drought, rural to urban migration, and the increasing unrest due to a lack of government measures to avoid water scarcity, unemployment and growing inequality, are clear.
Demanding an end to deforestation
EJF’s forests campaign is intimately connected to our work combating the climate crisis and protecting wildlife. Forests contain a wealth of biodiversity – and stores of carbon which safeguard the Earth’s climate. Environmental security is a human right of future generations. We stand with them, and the indigenous communities who depend on forests.
Mangroves represent far more than just a ‘bio-shield’. Despite being regarded for many years as ‘wastelands’, ripe for development, it is now known that mangroves provide coastal communities with many services and utilizable products, and perform vital ecosystem functions.
This report concludes that the conversion of mangrove habitat into shrimp farms, tourist resorts, agricultural and urban land over the past decades, as well as destruction of coral reefs, contributed significantly to the catastrophic loss of human lives and settlements during the 2004 tsunami. Conserving and restoring coastal mangrove areas is essential if coastal communities are to recover and be protected from future similar events.
What will you do for people and planet?
Everyone can make a difference. Take action to secure lasting positive change for the environment and the people and wildlife that depend on it. Sign a petition, donate to a campaign or volunteer. Find out what you can do.