Life’s vision is to reform environmental law by inspiring new conversation. It promotes environmental democracy and justice through creative use of law and scientific evidence-based advocacy.


Life supports environmental democracy by focusing on access to information, public participation and access to justice.

Biologycal Diversity Act

The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (BD Act, 2002) was enacted owing to India’s obligation under the International obligation under Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992. The convention is built on the three-fold objective: conservation of biological resources, their sustainable utilisation and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of utilisation of biological resources and related traditional knowledge. The Act is built on a three-tier institutional structure: the National Biodiversity Authority, State Biodiversity Boards and Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs).


LIFE is working actively on the implementation of the BD Act, 2002. Its activities comprise of both legal researches support and on-field activities:

Legal Research Support

Field Activities


Ritwick Dutta

Managing Trustee

Ritwick Dutta is a founder of LIFE and currently heading the organization as Managing Trustee. He graduated in Sociology and Law from the University of Delhi and has been involved in environmental litigation for the last 20 years. 

Rahul Choudhary


Rahul Choudhary is also a founder member of LIFE as one of the Trustees. He is in-charge of Litigation Division. He is a law graduate from Delhi University and is practicing as a lawyer in the field of environment for last 22 years.

Dr. Rakesh Kr. Singh


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh Trustee with LIFE and provides his input in all the scientific research activities undertaken within the organization. He is a doctorate with almost 30 years of research experience in Ecology and Env Sc.



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