We believe that environmental security is not just about quality of life, it is a basic human right.
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights.
Our work focuses on protecting the world’s seas and oceans by investigating and exposing illegal ‘pirate’ fishing and exploitation in the seafood industry; showing the impacts of our changing global climate on vulnerable communities, and highlighting the effects of toxic pesticides. We train local people and communities in the latest video technologies, research and advocacy skills, enabling them to investigate, expose and combat local threats to wildlife and wild places, and the people who live alongside them.
Pirate fishing undermines attempts at sustainable fisheries management, causing massive damage to the marine environment and jeopardising the food security and livelihoods of poor coastal communities in developing countries. EJFs Pirate Fishing Campaign investigates and exposes illegal fishing operations, and pushes for action on key issues that if addressed will greatly contribute to ending illegal fishing globally.
Over two thirds of the worlds cotton is grown in developing countries and the former Soviet Union. Valued at over $32 billion every year, global cotton production should be improving lives. But this "white gold" too often brings misery.
EJF is committed to eradicating child labour and the deadliest pesticides from cotton production and promoting organic alternatives.