Protecting Our People
Protecting People and Planet
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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
EJF campaigns to protect the global ocean, its biodiversity and the livelihoods that depend upon it.
A manifesto for our ocean
Our ocean is the blue beating heart of our planet, but we are putting this irreplaceable ecosystem under extreme pressure. In this film, we lay out a roadmap for the protection of the ocean, providing clear policy recommendations to save our seas and safeguard our future.
Our ocean is the blue beating heart of our planet, but we are putting this irreplaceable ecosystem under extreme pressure. In this manifesto, we lay out a roadmap for the protection of the ocean, providing clear policy recommendations to save our seas and safeguard our future.
Driving global action to avoid climate breakdown
EJF’s climate campaign aims to secure international action to decarbonise economies around the world, protect the natural environments which are a vital store of carbon, and ensure climate justice for all. We campaign for the protection for the world’s growing population of climate refugees, forced to flee their homes in the wake of the climate crisis.
Manifesto to Combat Global Heating
The climate manifesto brings to bear EJF’s long experience of working with people on the frontlines of the climate crisis and combines it with existing scientific research to create a clear roadmap of measures that can be taken to achieve zero-carbon by 2035.
Forests and Wetlands
Ending the loss of our critical ‘life support systems’
EJF is campaigning to stop this wanton destruction of wetlands and forests, securing protection for the Pantanal in Brazil and Canada’s ancient forests. Our investigations and support to local partners, journalists and Indigenous communities expose those responsible and trigger vital policy changes and protections.
Burning paradise: how the EU is fuelling the Pantanal's demise
EU supply chains are directly driving the destruction of the Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands. Expanding anti-deforestation legislation could protect it.
Slave labour is prevalent in Brazil’s cattle ranching industry. This report investigates slavery on ranches in the Pantanal wetland, including some linked to JBS, the world’s largest meat producer.
Supporting environmental defenders
EJF partners and supports grassroots environmental defenders helping them speak truth to power and have their voices heard. We provide essential equipment including drones and micro cameras alongside targeted training that helps to document, expose and end environmental abuses and defend human rights. We focus on empowering women and youth and Indigenous communities, and train journalists to report on environmental injustices. Together we bring unseen issues to the attention of change makers.