The Asia Pacific region of Friends of the Earth is the most diverse region, encompassing groups from the global North and the global South. Member groups from the region are very active in community-based struggles against mining and other extractive industries. They work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, peasant farmers, and fisherfolk to secure sustainable livelihoods and fight against vulnerability to environmental disasters.



Deadline Looms for Mass Park Closures in South Korea

In the South Korean city of Cheonan, the Cheonan-Asan branch of Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) have joined local residents in the fight to preserve the Ilbong Mountain Park. The park is one of 4,421 city parks under threat of disappearing when the...

Palestine Says “No to Plastic Bags”

PENGON- FoE Palestine, in cooperation with CESVI and several International Non-Government Organisations (INGO's), have launched a new campaign, “Palestine Says: No to Plastic Bags". The campaign denotes the adverse effects of using plastic in everyday life, and...

The Law of Land Grabs and Forestry Governance in Sri Lanka

The British colonisation of Sri Lanka, which ended in 1948, aggressively sought to develop a plantation based economy by legalising the land grabs of the largely rural peasantry. This colonial plantation legacy is inextricably linked to the landlessness currently...

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