EJF’s campaigns run across five key areas: oceans, climate, wildlife and biodiversity, cotton, and forests.
Oceans – protecting marine environments, biodiversity and livelihoods. We combat illegal fishing worldwide, for the good of ocean environments and the communities who depend on them. We tackle the associated exploitation of fishers who face human rights abuses at sea. Our ocean defenders work with local communities to protect marine wildlife through projects ranging from shark, ray and turtle conservation to recycling deadly 'ghost nets' into sustainable products.
Climate – securing international protection for climate refugees. EJF is campaigning for governments to recognise climate refugees and support a new legal agreement to secure their rights. We call for corporate and individual action on cutting carbon emissions, and champion renewable energy solutions.
Cotton – eradicating the environmental and human rights abuses associated with ‘white gold’, the world's dirtiest crop. We continue to investigate worst-practice cotton producers, to research and protest fast fashion, and build consumer and retailer awareness of the benefits of organic cotton.
Wildlife and biodiversity - calling for an end to wildlife markets. Wildlife markets are responsible for diseases like Covid-19, badly affect wild populations of many animals, and are arenas of extreme animal cruelty. Additionally, wildlife populations are being decimated and rangers murdered by profiteers. The disruption to lives, economies and human health alongside the suffering and destruction are immense and need to be curbed. We are campaigning to shut them down once and for all.
Forests – demanding an end to deforestation for the survival of wildlife and people. EJF is fighting the destruction of forests for palm oil, holding policymakers to account for the sake of climate security, and exposing the suffering of people and wildlife in precious rainforests. We work to protect mangrove habitats, which are vital to wildlife and to humans for flood protection, livelihoods and food security.