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There are many great non-profit organizations dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and animal welfare +  campaigning for health, justice and sustainability. Here we share an assortment of links to connect with others around the world with shared interests.

Here is an assortment of links for green / eco-friendly, animal welfare and environmental issues: Please also visit Ecobites Eco websites free directory and post your own green/ eco link to share with others.

Humane Society International Animal Welfare and conservation NGO using political and legal methods to improve lives of all animals.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Threatened & endangered species & their habitats; research & projects to save threatened species from extinction.

WSPA aims to promote the protection of animals, to prevent cruelty to animals, and to relieve animal suffering in every part of the world.

RSPCA To prevent cruelty to animals in Australia by actively promoting their care and protection.
The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.

The Wildfarm Alliance promotes agriculture that helps protect and restore wild nature, by raising awareness of the need for wildlife friendly agriculture and by building an alliance between conservation biologists and sustainable agriculture advocates.

The Humane Research Council is a nonprofit service organization committed to providing consumer and market research expertise to animal advocacy groups.

Eco Preservation Society Promotes a positive Eco Interactive Lifestyle that is in harmony with our natural world.

TreeBanking, Inc. Engages the public in the process of replanting rainforests and offsetting carbon by allowing them to PROFIT from their participation

Earth-Touch A wildlife documentary company based in South Africa and funded out of the United States. Committed to making environmentally ethical and sensitive footage.

GREEN PROMISE Every change, no matter how seemingly insignificant, becomes a catalyst for more change. Your path to green is not a race. It is a journey.

GreenNet. GreenNet is the ethical ISP that has been connecting people and groups who work for peace, the environment, gender equality and human rights since 1986.
What folk are saying about GreenNet ...thanks for the sterling work you have put in over the decades, helping skint, techno ignorant greenies like my younger self to take an active part in developing an alternative global communications network

GreenNet Australia  excellent conservation resource linking to hundreds of local indigenous, community and environmental organisations. 

Global Ecovillage Network  supporting sustainable living globally, this grassroots non-profit organization links ecovillages around the world, including some NZ ones.
Australian Conservation Foundation ACF is a non-profit, membership-based environment group. We take a solution-oriented approach to environmental issues, and seek to form partnerships with community groups, governments and business to achieve ecologically sustainable outcomes.

Big Volcano devoted to the development of a Wollumbin Biosphere Reserve.

Greenpeace

Friends of the Earth
Informaction is a free lobbying service for anyone interested in the environment. Informaction works to minimise the harmful effects of people on ecosystems by generating greater awareness and commitment to the support of environmental change. Informaction promotes and facilitates direct and indirect action by providing resources and information from its database. Informaction seeks to transform capitalism from a growth-oriented system to a sustainable one.

Rainforest Rescue is a not for profit organisation established by local rainforest conservationists committed to saving our rainforests for current and future generations.

Rainforest Action Network Works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

The Rainforest Site

Rainforestweb.org Answers basic questions about rain forests, their importance, and how they might be conserved

Friends Of the Earth UK Real Food Campaign


The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.

GreenPeaceTruefoodFind out what the brands you buy are doing about GE.

Geneethics

Genetically Modified Food
Corporate Accountability International is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.
Food and water watch works with grassroots organizations and other allies around the world to stop the corporate control of our food and water. They are committed to creating an economically and environmentally viable future.

CCSBT Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Oceans and Law of the Sea

World Conservation Union

ASOC The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
Wildlife trade monitoring program

IASOS
Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

Save Ningaloo Reef
International Rivers Network protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. IRN opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourages better ways of meeting people's needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods.
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice's BE SAFE campaign is a nationwide initiative to build support for the precautionary approach and prevent pollution and environmental destruction before it happens.

The Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum Supporting Integrated Rural Community Development and Sustainable Resource Use through a Viable and Sustainable Eco-Forestry Industry.
Hadley Centre A UK centre providing up-to-date expert assessment of changes in global and regional climate.

IPCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Set up by the United Nations, this group of the world's top scientists studies the effects humans are having on the climate.

The Environment Centre of Western Australia  all sorts of information, such as recipes for alternative cleaning agents and alternative pest control methods.

Worldometers  an excellent series of counters showing how we live on a planet with finite resources.

Population Action International (PAI)  seek to slow population growth in order to enhance the quality of life for all people.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy  lots of resources on energy efficiency for consumers or industry. 
Amazon Watch works to defend the environment and rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.
The Certified Forest Product Council offers third-party certification and labeling for sustainably harvested forest products, holds seminars and training, provides assistance in purchasing certified products and promotes facilities that use certified products.
Conservatree is dedicated to converting paper markets into environmental papers.
ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization which works to turn corporate adversaries into allies so that they can protect endangered forests and implement sound policies.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world's forests.
Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development worldwide.
The Indigenous Environmental Network is a network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of their traditions.
Oil Change International campaigns to expose the true costs of oil and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy.

Home Power a journal about practicing renewable energy in your own home with lots of resources.

Benton's Best Practices  helping non-profit organisations make effective use of communications and information technologies.

Adbusters Culture Jammer's Headquarters.

Corporate Watch  exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of transnational companies.

McSpotlight  dishing the dirt on MacDonalds.

Peoples' Global Action against Free Trade and the World Trade Organisation.

Organic Consumers Association  important  US advocacy group who have filed federal law suits.

Solstice  Sustainable Energy and Development Information from the US Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST).

Global Energy Marketplace  on-line searchable database of more than 2500 energy efficiency and renewable energy annotated Web links.

The Green Design Network  a great resource for green design and building publications.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of women's, public health, labor, and environmental health and consumer-rights groups. Their goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems, and replace them with safer alternatives.
GreenBlue is a nonprofit institute that stimulates the creative redesign of industry by focusing the expertise of professional communities to create practical solutions, resources, and opportunities for implementing sustainability.
Green Seal identifies and promotes products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats and minimize global warming and ozone depletion.
My House is Your House is a community education and consumer organizing campaign tied to the feature documentary Blue Vinyl. Their goal is to support the growing national grassroots movement to transform the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry so that it is no longer a source of environmental and human harm.
United for a Fair Economy raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart.
United Students Against Sweatshops is an international student movement of campuses and individual students fighting for sweatshop free labor conditions and workers' rights.

Frugal Corner  Internet Frugal consumer resources.

Sharon Beder's homepage  Australian University academic with many publications about environmental issues.
Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC is an environmental action organization that uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
The Sightline Institute uses research and outreach programs to promote changes in consumption, transportation and tax programs that will lead to sustainability in the US Northwest.
The Sustainable Communities Network provides resources and case studies on Smart Growth projects throughout the US.
Global Action Plan provides reports and tools to aid in promoting sustainable lifestyles, addressing climate change and understanding media biases.
Global Footprint Network is committed to fostering a world where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of Earth's ecological capacity. They are dedicated to advancing the scientific rigor and practical application of the Ecological Footprint, a tool that quantifies human demand on nature, and nature's capacity to meet these demands.


The David Suzuki Foundation explores human impacts on the environment, researches the root causes of environmental problems and presents science-based solutions to bring fundamental changes.
YES! spotlights the visionary ideas and practical actions for building a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.


The Sierra Club works to explore, enjoy protect the wild places of the earth while practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

WiserEarth is a free online community space connecting the people, nonprofits and businesses working toward a just and sustainable world.


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