Protecting Human Rights
Protecting People and Planet
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NewsJun 17, 2019Severe impact of illegal fishing by foreign trawlers in Ghana exposed by EJFRead
BlogJun 21, 2019Carbon credits and climate justiceRead
BlogJul 04, 2019Save the Reefs: New T-shirt design shows precious life in coralsRead
NewsJul 08, 2019European Fish Dependence Day: Europe runs out of fishRead
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.
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.
This briefing details the EJF investigation which uncovered shockingly cruel and illegal practices on Taiwanese fishing vessels, including harpooning dolphins, finning and discarding tens of thousands of sharks, and catching vulnerable species of sea turtles and hammerheads. Nor were the vessels free of the same human rights abuses previous EJF investigations have revealed in the fleet.
Securing international protection for climate change 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 mass destruction and greater insecurity.
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.
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.
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.