The world’s wildlife is at risk – from the smallest plants to the largest creatures.

Climate change, industry and pollution are straining our planet, but it could recover if we commit to change. We know laws can protect vulnerable wildlife if they are understood and enforced. Our legal experts make sure this happens.


of animal populations have been wiped out by humans since 1970


of all species on the planet are under threat right now

What we're doing

  1. Holding governments to account

    We use wildlife protection laws to challenge governments, from stopping unlawful hunting to protecting the woods and wild places nature needs to thrive.

  2. Working to stop illegal culling

    In Poland, we’re challenging permits that allow the killing of protected European Bison.

  3. Defending marine life under threat

    In the Mediterranean, we are working to protect sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins and Mediterranean monk seals. Protecting these species will not only benefit marine mammal populations, but also other marine and aquatic species and ecosystems.

  4. Fighting habitat destruction

    In Portugal, we’re challenging a new airport that will destroy a huge area of wetland, and with it, the homes and food sources of around 50,000 of Europe’s migratory birds.

Plants and animals face a wide range of threats. Laws exist that protect these species, but they are rarely respected and often misused. We go to court to challenge bad decisions, and use our expertise to oppose laws that don’t protect wildlife.
Agata Szafraniuk, Protected Wildlife and Habitats Lead
European Bison

The fight to stop the Polish bison cull

The European bison came so close to extinction that in the early 1900s, only 54 existed on the whole continent. After decades of conservation, there are now around 2,000 living in Poland. But they are still at risk of extinction, and killing them is illegal. We challenged a planned cull of 40 bison in Poland.