Environmental Law Initiative

ELI is a registered charitable trust whose mission is to ensure the effective protection of New Zealand’s natural resources. We are advised by a small team of experts in environmental law, policy, science, ecology and management. 

Though operating independently, we partner with a range of other groups and individuals —including iwi, hapÅ«, governmental agencies, charities, and organisations— to achieve common outcomes for the environment. 

Our specialist areas include the protection of native species and biodiversity; the sustainable management of oceans, coasts and fisheries; the protection and restoration of wetlands and freshwater ways; and climate change mitigation and response.