The Birds and Habitats Directives are vital for protecting wildlife in Europe. They give protected status to species and habitats. It is these nature directives, with other crucial environmental legislation, that we use to defend wildlife.

Nature Directives

  • Nightingale in wood

    Nightingales, wolves and Bialowieza Forest – all in a day’s work for our wildlife lawyer

    Anna Heslop is head of our wildlife team. She has worked at the RSPB, the Woodland Trust and the European Commission. She focuses on defending wild places like Europe’s oldest forest, Bialowieza.

  • We call on European Commission to take legal action over huge number of whale and dolphin deaths

    Today, we have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets.

  • Rovinari power plant, Romania

    Legal challenge targets Romanian ‘giant polluter’ power plant

    Greenpeace Romania, with the support of ClientEarth, has submitted a legal challenge against a lifetime permit granted to one of Romania’s oldest and largest coal power plants.

  • spider mushroom pine branches

    Court rules against RWE, halting German forest clearance

    Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.

  • Team

  • John Condon

    John Condon

  • Soledad Gallego

    Soledad Gallego

  • Anna Heslo, Lawyer, Clean Air - Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anna Heslop

  • Tatiana Lujan, Wildlife Conservation Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Tatiana Luján

  • Chelsea Robinson, Administration Officer, Biodiversity Programme, ClientEarth

    Chelsea Robinson

  • Agata Szafraniuk

    Agata Szafraniuk

  • Ewelina Tylec-Bakalarz

  • Bianca Vergnaud, Communications Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Bianca Vergnaud

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