In 2015, the Centre for Environmental Justice/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka filed a legal action against the Conservator General of Forest, former Minister Rishard Badiuddin, and five others regarding forest destruction north of Wilpathu national park. The area...
Forests and Biodiversity
Half of the world’s forests have disappeared. Privatisation, trade liberalisation and increased exports of crops, such as soy and palm oil, have led to a massive increase in large-scale plantations, triggering further deforestation. Yet forests provide livelihoods for many local communities and indigenous peoples. They help to regulate our climate, and are home to some of the most species-diverse habitats on earth.
We work with local communities and indigenous peoples to conserve forests, and strengthen communities’ rights and community management of forests.
We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture, destructive logging and the commodification and financialization of forests and biodiversity.
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Regional Program Coordinators
On 13 September, almost four months after the explosion and oil spill in the Indian town of Baghjan (Tinsukia district, Assam state), experts from the company in charge of the oil well (Oil India Limited) and international engineers managed to control the fire....
Israeli Occupation and Forced Annexation: How Palestinians will further lose their lands and livelihoods
Join Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific, Friends of the Earth International, and Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON/Friends of the Earth Palestine) for this online event to discuss the Israeli Occupation and Forced Annexation: How Palestinians will further...