Honoring Earth Day

ELAW Bulletin
PHOTO: Hasin Farhan on Unsplash.

This year, Earth Day comes as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world. All of us on the ELAW US team are working together from home and staying safe.
We are fortunate to draw tremendous inspiration from ELAW partners around the world who are battling to defend communities and prevent environmental abuses even as they face the pandemic.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attorney Olivier Ndoole is working hard to defend vulnerable communities, enforce anti-poaching laws, and protect Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.


In Nepal, attorney Prakash Mani Sharma is working hard to enforce a Supreme Court judgment protecting the Sacred Gardens of Lumbini from heavy industry.


In Mexico, attorney Ximena Ramos is working to protect biodiversity and people's rights to a healthy environment in protected areas, such as Calakmul, a Maya archaeological site.


We are proud and inspired to be working alongside these courageous advocates and many more working in their home countries all over the world. Together, we will get past this pandemic and we will build a brighter future.

Happy Earth Day!

Bern Johnson
Executive Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide