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Conservation litigation & wildlife (claw)

 

Key Facts

FUNDING SCHEME ICON
FUNDING SCHEME
Main
VALUE ICON
VALUE
£525,015
WHERE ICON
WHERE
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Philippines, Mexico, Indonesia, India, Cameroon, Brazil

Summary

IWT causes cascading harms that are rarely accounted for by traditional enforcement. We use strategic liability lawsuits to demand that high-level violators be held responsible for providing remedies to fix the harms they cause. Laws in many countries already allow this – but are not yet operationalised for biodiversity. We will build a global movement of conservation lawsuits, leading precedent-setting cases in Indonesia, Cameroon and India. We will also lay the groundwork and build capacity for future lawsuits globally.
 
Status Current
Reference IWT127
Round 9
Start 01/04/2023
End 01/03/2026

Project Leader


Project Partners
LaW - Law and Wildlife, Last Great Apes Organisation, Wildlife Trust of India, Indonesian Center for Environmental Law, Environmental Law Institute (ELI), DLA Piper

Regions
Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South America, East Asia, Central America

Species
ELEPHANT, PANGOLINS, CHIMPANZEE, ORANGUTAN

Countries
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Philippines, Mexico, Indonesia, India, Cameroon, Brazil

Documents:
Download: Half Year Report - IWT127 HYR1 - 05/02/2024

Download: Application Form - IWT127 App - 01/06/2023