The Wild Law Institute and its allies advocate recognizing and upholding the rights of every member of the community of life, as a foundation for building ecologically sustainable and just societies. We work in alliance with indigenous and local peoples, organisations and individuals from around the world who are united in their love for Earth, and a determination to work for the benefit of all.
We work collaboratively to pioneer innovative legal techniques and "Wild Laws" that enable people to live well through helping Earth regenerate, to build the global Rights of Nature movement (particularly in Africa) and to support those who defend Earth.
We focus on taking actions that create the systemic changes in society that will advance our vision of societies in which humans increase their wellbeing by living in harmony with Nature. We prefer to build the societies we want now, instead of critiquing or reacting to what is not working.
We recognise that bringing about this transformative change will require many people to work together, in many ways, to achieve our shared vision. We know that it will take the strength of community and collaborative action to achieve our goals.
We recognise that Earth Jurisprudence is neither static nor homogenous and must be context-specific in how it is applied. The laws and governance systems of different cultures, societies and communities must reflect their understanding of how to regulate themselves as part of the Earth Community. Earth Jurisprudence cannot be imposed.
We stand against all systems of oppression, domination and injustice.
We recognize diversity as a foundational principle on which all life is based, and the source of its endless creativity and dynamism. This also applies to the organisation and how we work.
Pioneering wild laws, and legal techniques and strategies that implement Earth Jurisprudence and strengthen those who defend Nature, so that people can live in harmony with Nature.
Teaching activists, educators, policy-makers, lawyers, and students (amongst others) about Earth Jurisprudence and the Rights of Nature so that they are empowered to take the ideas forward in their own work and spaces.
Conducting research and publishing information on how to apply Earth Jurisprudence and Rights of Nature, particularly in African contexts.
Building alliances around campaigns that advance the rights of Earth and bring about systemic changes in society.