Nature Live Online: Defending Nature Through Legal Action

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How should the law handle those who poach, pollute or otherwise harm the environment?

Legal action against people and organisations tends to focus on punishment, but this hasn’t fixed the problem. An alternative approach is to use legal action to force offenders to fix the damage they’ve caused. Join Jacob Phelps of Conservation Litigation and science communicator Khalil Thirlaway as they explore the possibilities.

You can hear more of Jacob in the orchids episode of Wild Crimes, the new podcast from the Natural History Museum exploring the murky world of crimes against the natural world.

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