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Protecting human rights

Defending wild places and human rights in a changing world

We believe that environmental security is not just about quality of life, it is a basic human right

We believe that environmental security is not just about quality of life, it is a basic human right

Everyday, vulnerable people are being stripped of their right to land, freedom and their identity, victims of the environmental destruction 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, giving a voice to the voiceless. 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.

Campaigns

Oceans

Oceans

Protecting marine environments, biodiversity 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.

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EJF’s World Oceans Day photoshoot
EJF’s World Oceans Day photoshoot
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Thailand's Seafood Slaves. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Murder in Kantang’s Fishing Industry.
Thailand's Seafood Slaves. Human Trafficking,...
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Blog
Jun 26, 2017
Inshore Exclusion Zone: A lifeline for Liberia’s fishers
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Climate

Climate

Securing international protection for climate change refugees

Climate change is an environmental and a human rights issue. Extreme weather, diminishing natural resources, and the rising cost of inaction are leaving the world's poorest at greater risk of social, economic and political instability. 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 mass destruction and greater insecurity.

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The Gathering Storm: Climate Change, Security and Conflict
The Gathering Storm: Climate Change, Security and...
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Climate change and migration: Forced displacement, ‘climate refugees’ and the need for a new legal instrument
Climate change and migration: Forced displacement,...
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News
Jun 28, 2017
Climate Alert: How rising temperatures change everything
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Pesticides

Pesticides

Calling for an end to toxic pesticides

Pesticides are poison. They have been linked to long-term health problems - particularly lethal for vulnerable, developing country farmers - and to the decline of vital insect pollinators which are crucial to our way of life. EJF’s Pesticides Campaign aims to eradicate the use of toxic pesticides and their harmful effects on people and wildlife.

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Protecting bees and other wild pollinators
Protecting bees and other wild pollinators
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Blog
May 02, 2017
EJF in the field: Using film to protect people and planet
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Activist Training

Activist Training

Supporting tomorrow’s environmental defenders

By training local environmental & human rights defenders in research, film, advocacy and investigative skills, we give a voice to the voiceless, helping them to expose the threats that environmental abuses pose to their communities and wellbeing.

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Support our work

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A track record of securing lasting and global protection

From driving a global ban on the deadly pesticide 'Endosulfan', to ending state-sponsored forced child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry and combatting illegal fishing in West Africa, EJF has a track record of securing lasting protection for the world’s most vulnerable communities and their natural environments. 

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