Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders

Who we are There is a rise in the number of killings as well as different forms of human rights violations of environment defenders in the Asia Pacific. These are happening in areas where there is opposition to projects such as large-scale mining, mega-dams and industrial plantations which disrupt ecological balance and the lives of […]

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Protect Our Forests, Protect Our Future: Save Buxwaha

May 20, 2021

Protect Our Forests, Protect Our Future: Save Buxwaha Submitted by APNED member, Renuka Kad of Vikas Adhyayan Kendra During the second week of March, I stayed at Panna in Madhya Pradesh for a few days. The summer of March had just begun, but it was not so intense. Since it was a part of the […]

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APNED on OceanaGold Renewal: Death Sentence to the Philippine Environment

May 12, 2021

Didipio’s fertile soil and rich biodiversity are more than enough to sustain its residents but OGPI’s operation has proven nothing but depleted and plunder such wealth of resources. Worse, dissenting voices are attacked. Thus, APNED extends its militant solidarity to the Didipio community and the larger community of Filipino Environmental Defenders.

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SIGN-ON: Recognition of Rights NOT Repression of Rights

May 6, 2021

 “Recognition of Rights NOT Repression of Rights”  A Collective Indignation Over Unjust Court Ruling Against Environmental Defenders from Mother Nature Cambodia  Cambodia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in Southeast Asia, but the government’s drive to enhance its so-called national economic development comes at the price of destroying its precious natural resources. Such […]

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May 5, 2021

In the midst of a global environmental crisis of unprecedented severity, the world urgently needs more people to stand up and fight for the protection and restoration of the air, water, soil, biodiversity and climate that we all depend on. In short, we need more defenders of the right to a healthy environment, Indigenous rights, the rights of the child and other human rights.

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April 22, 2021

“Reclaiming the Narrative” summarized the struggles of environmental defenders in Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Together with its collaborating partners, the report highlighted the people’s collective experience in line with the defense of their communities and the environment.


[VIDEO] Environmental Impacts of Large Dams

March 17, 2021

Lia Alonzo of Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders (APNED) and Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC) laid out what at stake for our environment in building large dams.