Civil society, Indigenous groups, and frontline defenders


Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and NGOs are often on the frontline against nature crime. Despite facing serious risks, these groups play an essential role protecting our communities and natural environments.

Best Practices

Supporting frontline defenders

This priority area works to strengthen financial and technical support for – and cooperation with – independent civil society nature crime investigators and frontline defenders.

Get Involved

Join the Alliance

The Nature Crime Alliance is a global, multi-sector network comprising organisations committed to tackling nature crime. Governments and law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations, academic institutions, public and private donors, companies and financial institutions, Indigenous Peoples groups, and local communities are invited to express interest in becoming a recognised participant in the Alliance.

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