|Date||7 Dec 2005|
The judiciary in India is now seen as the last and at times the only hope for saving wildlife in the Country. In the last few years, the judiciary has rendered several judgments of crucial importance to wildlife. Wildlife NGO’s, together with activists, are now increasingly relying on courts to protect India’ vanishing wildlife. Recently, new legal forums have been created to deal exclusively on issues related to forests and wildlife. These could be fruitfully utilized in conserving vital natural areas. However most groups are severely handicapped by lack of funds, mainly due to the fact that advocacy and litigation is quite an expensive process. The present funding is thus sought to provide legal support for groups that are unable to take up matters before the appropriate forums due to financial constraints. Support through legal Intervention, training and necessary follow up will be provided to individuals and groups espousing critical wildlife issues. The urgency of the issue arises from the fact that the existing judicial climate favours such form of meaningful intervention through which crucial habitats and wildlife corridors could be saved.
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