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 […]

News and Updates


September 13, 2021

Pull out foreign corporations oil, gas, mineral investments and the Burmese military! Support, Sign & Share #DivestTatmadaw @ In the aftermath of the unlawful military coup in Burma in February 2021, the Tatmadaw military regime killed, imprisoned, and displaced thousands of people to cling to power. As the military regime continues to brutalize and terrorize protesters, […]

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APNED joins Asia Solidarity Lab

September 11, 2021

Our network, Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders along with Asia Climate Rally, Greenpeace, #BreakFreeFromPlastic, International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific, and People’s Vaccine Alliance Asia connect as co-hosts with different session partners for The Asia Solidarity Lab project led by APNED Panelists and Participants joins Asia Solidarity Lab (ASL) Sow Hope, Reap Solidarity activity […]

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Administrative change or an attack on Lakshadweep’s culture and biodiversity?

July 1, 2021

Submitted by APNED member, Renuka Kad of Vikas Adhyayan Kendra; Feature Image CTTO The #Save Lakshadweep campaign has been gaining momentum on social media for the past few days. The reason behind this is the dissatisfaction among the local people about the policy decision of Praful Patel, the administrator appointed by the central government in […]

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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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[VIDEO] APNED Mass Campaign 101

June 18, 2021

For World Environment Day, we are honored to share with you this video which was designed as an instructional guide for environmental defenders in understanding the different mass campaigns and their various steps. We thank our partners and members who shared their lessons that we have incorporated in this video. We hope that the video […]



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.