Wild Justice has been set up to fight for wildlife. Threatened species can’t take legal cases in their own names but, with your help, we will stand up for wildlife using the legal system and seeking changes to existing laws.
Wild Justice is new – we launched in February 2019 – but we have a long list of projects which we will take forward – we will be launching the first one very soon. Sign up to our newsletter, below, so that we can keep you informed.
We will be taking court cases to benefit threatened wildlife. Our first legal challenge is already in progress and we’ll soon be able to tell you all about it.
Wild Justice has three directors and no other staff. None of us takes a salary or payment from the organisation – but we will claim our travel expenses for Wild Justice work. We are three friends who have worked together on campaigns and projects but now we want to do something bigger together and that’s why Wild Justice exists. We’ve each got our separate jobs and activities outside Wild Justice, we don’t agree about everything, but we want to work together to make a difference for wildlife.
Dr Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Dr Ruth Tingay
We have been talking to a wide range of lawyers in England and Scotland, and to a range of important wildlife and environmental non-government organisations and individuals. We are sure that we can fill a gap in current activities and make a real difference.
We will need your help. Legal cases are expensive even though we have found a great team of lawyers who will help us at very low fees.
Wild Justice is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We decided not to set up a charity because that would limit some activities, eg campaigning against government policies, that we may want to carry out. A not-for-profit company is one where the directors don’t benefit from the profits of the company and money raised is spent on the aims (called the ‘objects’) of the company.
The objects of Wild Justice are:
- Nature conservation, primarily in UK.
- Advocacy to make UK laws, policies and practices more wildlife-friendly.
- Use of UK legal system to further nature conservation objectives.
- Encourage public participation in nature conservation issues.
Over the next few weeks and months we will be starting projects and building the website so that it gives you more information on what we are doing.