Together, we can meet the global challenge to protect 30% of lands and waters, and cut climate damaging emissions by 50% by 2030.

Legal Advocates for Nature’s Defence (LAND)

We are an environmental law non-profit dedicated to protecting nature and upholding Treaty rights through legal advocacy and support. We are the only civil society organization based in Northern Ontario providing pro bono legal representation to individuals and communities most impacted by climate and environmental injustices.

Access to Justice

LAND advocates for making justice accessible to all. We are recognized as a Civil Society Organization (CSO) by the Law Society of Ontario, meaning we provide pro bono legal services. We represent those most impacted by climate and environmental injustices.

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Environmental Rights & Indigenous Sovereignty

LAND recognizes the vital role of the grassroots and Indigenous communities in protecting nature and standing up against environmental injustices. Through advocacy, law reform, and pro bono legal services, LAND is committed to advancing the protection of nature and honouring Indigenous sovereignty in law and policy. We work to reform laws so they better recognize Indigenous sovereignty and uphold environmental rights.

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Our Mandate

LAND is committed to advancing Indigenous-led conservation efforts, protecting endangered ecosystems, and ensuring Canada meets its international commitments to combat climate change and preserve biodiversity. Through advocacy, law reform, and public outreach, LAND is pushing for ambitious climate action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, transitions communities to renewable energy sources, and promotes climate resiliency across Northern Ontario.

Recent News

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Exploring Indigenous peoples’ right to conservation in Canada

By Aleah Lavalley-Lewis The recent adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights ...
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Help Protect Treaty 9 Lands, Globally Significant Ecosystems

What’s at Stake The Ontario government is poised to approve a number of mineral ...
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New Ring of Fire exploration permit threatens sensitive ecosystems, Treaty rights

With thanks to our guest co-author Charles Hookimaw* One of the largest exploration permits ...
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Help us protect nature and ensure legal assistance is available to individuals and communities most at-risk from environmental and climate injustices.

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