CAT’s Legal Matters

Conservation Action Trust (CAT) takes forward the legacy of the Bombay Environmental Action Group, a charitable trust working in the field of environment protection for more than three decades. With a greater focus on natural habitat, CAT was created to raise awareness of the need to protect forests, wildlife and rivers amongst the public in general as well as decision makers. CAT shares many common values and objectives with BEAG as both organisations work towards protecting our environment.

In essence, like BEAG, CAT is an action orientated NGO focused on getting results and change rather than just talking about doing so. When necessary, CAT has taken forceful action via the judicial system for environment protection. 

Some of CAT’s matters in the Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India include protection of mangroves in Mumbai as well as the State of Maharashtra, removal of unauthorised structures and illegal encroachments from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai and also, the protection of private forests. Apart from these forest related matters, CAT has also worked to curb air and water pollution.

To know more about our matters, click on the following:

  1. PIL 17 of 2002 (Private Forests)
  2. Court Orders with reference to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  3. Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011
  4. PIL 87 of 2006 (Mangroves)