Wildlife: Loss, Damage, & Sanctions.
A project on conceptualising the harm from
& remedies to illegal wildlife trade.
Wildlife: Loss, Damage, & Sanctions
Illegal wildlife trade is a leading driver of biodiversity loss
and causes many different types of harm. The WILDS Project,
focuses on conceptualising this harm in order to seek legal
remedies. It proposes an alternative legal pathway to the weak
fines and sanctions typically levered against the perpetrators
of wildlife crimes. It explores conservation litigation - the use
of civil lawsuits to hold those responsible for illegal wildlife
trade liable for the harm they cause, and thus responsible for
providing remedies (akin to the “polluter pays principle”). WILDS
provides the conceptual, technical and legal clarity needed to
enable the world’s first civil liability suit for illegal wildlife trade
The WILDS team is a diverse group of ecologists, lawyers,
economists, communicators and activists - across many
countries and sectors, with a particular focus on Indonesia. We
actively invite new collaborators and co-authors.
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The WILDS Project is supported by the UK Government through the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund.
As its contract, the project ends May 31, 2021.