Air and Waste Management Association
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit,
non-partisan professional organization that provides training,
information, and networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals in 65 countries.
BirdLife International is a global Partnership of conservation
organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global
biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of
natural resources. BirdLife Partners operate in over one hundred
countries and territories worldwide.
Centre for International Forestry Research is an international research and global knowledge institution
committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people
in the tropics. CIFOR's high impact research helps local communities
and small farmers gain their rightful share of forest resources, while
increasing the production and value of forest products.
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity establishes three main goals:
the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its
components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the
use of genetic resources.
Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar)
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 157 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1708 wetland sites, totaling 153 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences is a not-for-profit organization founded
in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific
links between environmental exposures and human health.
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international network to
promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC brings
people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad
forestry practices and to reward good forest management.
Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth International is the world's largest grassroots
environmental network, uniting 71 diverse national member groups and
some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. FOEI campaigns on
today's most urgent environmental and social issues.
Global Forest Watch
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a project of the World Resources
Institute. GFW is comprised of an international network of public and
private organizations that seeks to catalyse changes in forest use to
satisfy current and future needs.
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation which uses
non-violent, creative confrontation and acts to change attitudes,
behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote
peace. Greenpeace is present in more than 40 countries across Europe,
the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific/
Recognizing the problem of potential global climate change, the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to
sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on
international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change,
measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
IUGG is dedicated to the international promotion and coordination of
scientific studies of Earth (physical, chemical, and mathematical) and
its environment in space.
Machaon International is an independent non-commercial organization
promoting protected areas across national borders.
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization
with extensive online noise related resources. The mission of the Noise
Pollution Clearinghouse is to create more civil cities and more natural
rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source.
Northern Alliance for Sustainability, ANPED
The Northern Alliance for Sustainability, ANPED works to empower
Northern civil society in creating and protecting sustainable
communities and societies world-wide.
The Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and
opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through
research, education, and science-based advocacy, The Ocean Conservancy
informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of
the oceans. In all its work, The Ocean Conservancy strives to be the
world's foremost advocate for the oceans.
Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams
of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific
and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the
irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea
Partners in Development and Environment
AIDEnvironment is a not-for-profit consultancy for nature conservation
and the sustainable use and management of natural resources. We provide
strategic advice to government, commercial and civil society
organizations, helping them to set goals, formulate visions and develop
strategies. They turn to our consultants for advice, policy
instruments, management tools, plans and evaluations.
Plantlife International’s activities across the globe concentrate on four focal areas: Important plant areas, Medicinal plants and livelihoods, Policies and strategies, Planta Europa Secretariat.
Polar Bears International
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is made up of 36 staff members in San
Francisco, CA and in Tokyo, Japan, plus thousands of volunteers and
other concerned citizens around the world. Rainforest Action Network
protects forests and the rights of their inhabitants by campaigning.
Reef Guardian International
Reef Guardian International is a public-interest advocacy organization
exclusively dedicated to the protection of coral reefs and their marine
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (founded in 1981, USA).
The idea of Sea Shepherd was formed when Captain Paul Watson founded the Earth Force Society in 1977 in Vancouver BC, Canada. The original mandate of both organizations was marine mammal protection and conservation with an immediate goal of shutting down illegal whaling and sealing operations, but Sea Shepherd later expanded its mission to include all marine wildlife.
Sea Shepherd is committed to the eradication of pirate whaling, poaching, shark finning, unlawful habitat destruction, and violations of established laws in the World's oceans.
To that end, Sea Shepherd assists national and international bodies in the enforcement of international law under authority of the United Nations World Charter for Nature.
Sharkproject is one of the largest international shark protection
organisations. With over 100,000 visitors a month, the Website
www.sharkproject.org is the most frequently visited shark
website in the world.
Over 2,000 members from around the world support the organisation,
including large international companies such as Lufthansa,
Sony, Fuji and Lapp AG. Our own posters, TV and radio adverts
inform the public at large about the current desperate situation
Taiga Rescue Network
TRN is the only international network of non-governmental
organizations, indigenous peoples and individuals working to defend the
world's boreal forests.
United Nations Environment Programme is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system.
UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote
the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including
United Nations entities, international organizations, national
governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treaty: The
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They
consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with
whatever temperature increases are inevitable. The UNFCCC secretariat
supports all institutions involved in the climate change process.
The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is part of the United
Nations and promotes the management, conservation and sustainable
development of all types of forests.
World Agroforestry Centre
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has invigorated
the ancient practice of growing trees on farms, using innovative
science for development to transform lives and landscapes. Our research
focuses on four global themes: Land and people, Environmental services,
Strengthening institutions and Trees & Markets. The Centre’s
headquarters are based in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, with regional
centres throughout the developing world in more than 20 countries
across Africa, Asia and South America.
World Conservation Union
The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest and most important
conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111
government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations
(NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a
unique worldwide partnership. 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
The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes
beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and
improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in
ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future
World Wildlife Fund
Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads
international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats.
Now in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around
the globe to conserve the diversity of life on earth.
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization that
works for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society, in
which the needs of all people are met without threatening the health of
the natural environment or the well-being of future generations.