The SLTP instigated by the Born Free Foundation in the UK, is a multi-faceted approach to delivering long-term solutions for the conservation of Satpuda’s biodiversity. SLTP engages a network of Partners already working closely with government officers and local communities across the Satpuda landscape.
CAT is one of the partners in the SLTP network of partners. CAT’s expertise on forest conservation issues along with the support provided by its expert legal resources highlight the violations of laws and policies protecting wildlife and their habitat and ensures suitable punitive action is taken.
CAT makes legal representations on cases concerning tigers and their habitat and ensures the implementation and strengthening of laws and policy governing India’s natural environment. Though based in Mumbai, we offer the other SLTP partners crucial access to the legal and policy-making, at both the State and Central government levels.
Key Activities and Achievements:
- Helping to monitor the relocation of villagers from the regions’ protected areas, resulting in improved habitats in core forest areas and better quality of life for the villagers.
- Provides technical information, legal advice, aid and equipment to oppose development policy wherever it disregards forest and environmental issues in the Satpuda landscape.
- Ensures the effective implementation of laws that protect forests and wildlife.
- Pursues cases of wildlife crime in courts, providing legal assistance to ensure appropriate and strict sentencing.
Mr. Debi Goenka, Executive Trustee of CAT giving a presentation to the SLTP partners