CLAW advocates for the protection of wildlife in Los Angeles, educates citizens about its fundamental importance and promotes the establishment of wildlife habitats and wildlife corridors in L.A. County and beyond.
The well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are inextricably linked. The impact of urban development in Los Angeles, particularly in the Santa Monica Mountain range, is having an immediate, deleterious effect on native flora and fauna, and entire wildlife species.
CLAW supports the evolution of planning and land-use policy to protect the environment and wildlife when development occurs. Moreover, we work to expose actions that pose a clear and present danger to existing wildlife and habitats, including hillside fires, environmental criminals and the negligent behavior that can occur during development, urbanization and creation of industry.
Although our immediate goals are to protect wildlife and habitat within the city and county boundaries of Los Angeles, our plan is to build a nationwide model for conservation and wildlife protection. To that end, we are joining forces with community-based grassroots organizations and working with communities, politicians and businesses to find solutions that will allow both people and nature to thrive.
What We've Achieved
- Sponsored a motion banning the use of rat poison that resulted in LA Dept of Recs & Parks drastically reducing its use.
- Sponsored a motion for an ordinance creating Wildlife Corridors in ecologically sensitive areas of Los Angeles
- Launched the CLAW Barn Owl Nesting Box Program in Laurel Canyon
- Launched CLAW's fire safety and wildlife signage program