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.



Stop the Persecution of Eco-Activists!

Russian Social-Ecological Union (RSEU) / Friends of the Earth Russia, Youth Program - Solidarity Statement Environmental activists from three different regions of Russia struggling with three different issues have been subjected to pressure. We perceive that not only...

The Laws of Land Grabs in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. According to a new report, 85 percent of the population still live in rural areas and practise subsistence agriculture. They depend entirely on the country’s land, forests, rivers and...

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...

Friends of the Earth International are the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent.

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