What We Do ELAW finds the most committed environmental defenders working in low-income communities and collaborates with them to advance environmental justice. Learn more about ELAW's role and our work around the world here.
ELAW eBulletin Only 400 Asiatic Lions are left in the world. They all live in and around Gir National Park in the State of Gujarat, India. With all the lions living in one place, an epidemic could wipe out the entire population.
ELAW eBulletin ELAW partner and Oceana Attorney Audrey Matura has won a groundbreaking victory protecting the Belize Barrier Reef, the Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and Half Moon Caye Natural Monument from reckless oil development. Yesterday, a judge handed down a decision declaring six offshore oil contracts null and void.
ELAW eBulletin ELAW Fellow Nataliya Horodetska arrived from Lviv on Sunday. This is orientation week for her at the University of Oregon's American English Institute. Nataliya will be with us for 10 weeks, to collaborate on her work as Legal Advisor at Environment People Law and improve her English.
ELAW eBulletin Environmental leaders from around the world traveled to Eugene last week for the 2013 ELAW Annual Meeting. Participants arrived from Chad, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Mongolia, Kenya, Pakistan, Ecuador, and 20 other countries.
GiveBIG On Wednesday, May 15, The Seattle Foundation will host GiveBIG, a one-day, online charitable giving event that inspires people to give generously to nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. When you make a donation to ELAW through The Seattle Foundation's website on May 15, the Foundation will make your gift even bigger!
ELAW Press Cigarettes, plastic bags, food containers, caps, plastic bottles, and more litter the beaches in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Inadequate management of waste at the local level poses a regional challenge, according to a new report by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).
Residents near India's largest copper smelter in Tamil Nadu are complaining of breathing problems and burning throat pain following a release of gas on March 23rd, 2013. Tamil Nadu's Pollution Control Board closed Sterlite Industries, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, but Sterlite filed an appeal. The National Green Tribunal has since ordered that the polluting facility remain closed except for a temporary restart of operations for the purpose of inspecting the plant.
ELAW partner Leo Saldhana at the Environment Support Group is pleased to announce that plans to clear valuable grasslands and forests to make way for nuclear, defense, space, and other high tech projects are on hold.