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Environment associations and agencies

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Audobon International: Audubon International strives to educate, assist, and inspire millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. Audubon International members are cleaning up streams, protecting common and endangered wildlife, restoring wetlands, conserving water and energy, and educating youth about the value of good environmental stewardship.  


CARE: Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special emphasis on working with women to create permanent social change. CARE implements community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, and protect natural resources.


Conservation International: CI applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity in the biodiversity hotspots, high-biodiversity wilderness areas as well as important marine regions around the globe.


Earth Watch Institute: Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world.


Environmental Defense: Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems.


Friends of the Earth: Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Over the years, FOE’s efforts have been able to: stop over 150 bad dams and water projects worldwide; ban international whaling; oust infamous James Watt; press for landmark regulations of strip mining and oil tankers; reform the World Bank; and eliminate billions in taxpayer subsidies to corporate polluters.


International Institute for Environment and Development: IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. IIED’s work focuses on natural resources, climate change, human settlements, sustainable markets, and governance.

IUCN: The World Conservation Network: IUCN brings together government agencies, NGO, scientists, and experts in a network to influence, encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

The Nature Conservancy: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.


Rainforest Alliance: The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Companies, cooperatives and landowners that participate in Rainforest Alliance programs meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods.


Tetra Tech: Tetra Tech, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized management consulting and technical services in the areas of resource management, infrastructure, and communications.


Winrock International: Winrock is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment.


World Conservation Union: The Union’s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


World Resources Institute: WRI is an environmental think tank that conducts research and creates practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives.


World Watch Institute: The Worldwatch Institute offers blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends.


World Wildlife Fund: WWF works to protect endangered species and their habitats. WWF does this by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.

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