Every day, twenty thousand tons of waste from households, livestock farms, and sewage treatment facilities are dumped into the ocean in South Korea. This poses a great threat to the marine environment and public health by affecting the habitats and the food chain of the marine ecosystem as well as creating nuisance and unpleasant odor to the society. KFEM therefore actively campaigns to stop the rampant dumping of untreated waste water into our oceans.
KFEM works to protect endangered species such as whales and dolphins through the set of marine protected areas and surveillance activities on illegal fishing and bycatch levels. The organization also works to halt the destructive extraction of beach sand for the use of construction projects as well as to stop reckless coastal area development.