Korean Federation for Environmental Movements
23, Pirundae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-806
Protection of marine life, Conservation of the coast and oceans, Protection of coastline, Marine pollution, Advocacy, Sustainable fishing, Cetaceans
KFEM is an extensive environmental organization with tens of thousands of members and many 47 local branches which focus on various environmental issues including energy and waste, ozone depletion, deforestation, biodiversity and climate change. Its Oceans Committee actively campaigns to stop the dumping of untreated waste water into the ocean. In addition, KFEM works to protect endangered species such as whales and dolphins through marine protected areas, targets illegal fishing and bycatch levels by surveillance. The organization also campaigns to halt the destructive extraction of beach sand for the use of construction projects as well as to stop reckless coastal area development.