European wildlife on land and in the seas is under increasing pressure. By making sure vulnerable wildlife is supported, we give nature space to thrive. Networks of carefully protected areas in Europe have proven that declining wildlife can make a comeback when given the chance. We defend the laws to protect biodiversity, on land and in the seas.

Protected areas

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  • Team

  • Heather Hamilton

  • Tatiana Lujan, Wildlife Conservation Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Tatiana Luján

  • Alice Puritz

  • Chelsea Robinson, Administration Officer, Biodiversity Programme, ClientEarth

    Chelsea Robinson

  • Karolina Samocik, Wildlife Intern, ClientEarth

    Karolina Samocik

  • Agata Szafraniuk

  • Catherine Weller

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