Video / 3 July 2024

Jonila Castro of AKAP KA & Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment

Jonila Castro works for AKAP KA Manila Bay and/or Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE). The livelihood of the majority of the Filipino people depends on the environment, on the seas and the lands and mountains. 

 "Protecting the environment is protecting our future," she says. "The Philippines is not just a nice view, but also our life. We have all the reasons to protect it."

So any threat of the environment is really a threat to the lives of the Filipino people. Something Jonila and her friend Jhed experienced first hand when they were abducted.

Jonila works daily together with other concerned Filipinos to defend the rich biodiversity and environment of the Philippines. A story about her dream for a world where we prioritize the protection of the environment because protecting the environment and upholding people's rights and not the profit for the few.


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