At EJF’s core is a simple but powerful belief: we all depend on the natural environment for our livelihoods and well-being, and that environmental security is a basic human right.
For millions of people around the world, environmental degradation means hunger, poverty and vulnerability.
From the loss of natural forests to the destruction of our oceans and climate change, it is the most vulnerable, marginalised and disempowered communities that bear the brunt. Communities without a voice.
We’re working with, and for, those on the frontlines of environmental destruction to investigate, document and expose environmental and human rights abuses.
We take local fights to the very heart of governments and business across the world to secure lasting, global change in our four campaign areas.
Turning local environmental fights global
Our dedicated team of researchers and campaigners works across the globe, in some of the world’s toughest and most remote countries to shine an international spotlight on the environmental and human rights abuses that too often go under the radar.
Founded by Steve Trent and Juliette Williams in the UK in 2000, EJF currently has 30 members of staff, with teams in Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the UK; our programmes operate across the European Union, Asia and West Africa and as well as in the USA and at a global level.