Life+ Nature Guardians

Improving environmental conservation by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of actions against environmental crime

Devastating environmental crimes threaten our ecosystems, demanding urgent action to support law enforcement. The Nature Guardians project intervened by training over 1,500 agents in Spain and beyond, and producing the first Police Investigation Manual for biodiversity crimes in multiple languages.

The objective was clear: fewer animal deaths from illegal activities. By providing specialised training and innovative tools, the initiative empowered authorities to effectively combat environmental offenses.

The Nature Guardians project has generated a remarkable 62% reduction in wildlife mortality due to illegal acts, a 110% increase in crime detections and a 34.5% rise in prosecutions.

Spain (coordinating), Portugal