Humane Society International Disaster Relief Fund Help Needed Now!
Humane Society of the United States The foremost campaigns and programs of HSUS are found here: Our Work
National Resources Defense Council Highly effective, well respected Non profit international environmental advocacy group that uses law, science, and the support of its 500000+ members to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe, healthy world.
Cornell Lab Cornell Lab of Ornithology Exploring and Conserving Nature. ":We use science to understand the world, to find new ways to make conservation work, and to involve people who share our passion." A Complete Bird Resource
National Audubon Society for birds and wildlife- Here is how you can help and stay in touch with what's happening!
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research has overseen wildlife rehab on the gulf coast. You can also donate here!
International Bird Rescue Research Center's (IBRRC) Teams of bird rescue specialists has helped birds worldwide for many years. You can also donate to help here!
National Wildlife Refuge Association
The Ocean Conservancy The Ocean Conservancy has a proud history on the ground in the Gulf and other regions, protecting and restoring marine resources.
AlGore.com We Can Solve the Climate Crisis! Please visit the official website of Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. You can find out how to help the world.
You can help further by buying a DVD of the important documentary, An Inconvenient Truth DVD at Amazon. A percentage of the profits go to a new effort, the Alliance for Climate Protection, to educate the public about global warming.
Humane Society of the United States 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. HSUS has some tremendous and highly effective (with your help!) Advocacy Campaigns Click to go to bottom of this page for a links to some important campaigns.
National Resources Defense Council NRDC - The nation's most effective environmental action organization. NRDC "uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and Charity Navigator has given NRDC four stars (out of a possible four) NRDC uses its' strength to counter new attempts to undermine environmental protection, and will also use it to press forward, to create new safeguards for our water, forests, wildlife, and air."
Defenders of Wildlife- "Readers Digest best wildlife charity" is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. "Their programs focus on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Defenders of Wildlife encourages protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health."
World Wildlife Fund "For A Living Planet" WWF leads conservation efforts protecting 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. With nearly 1.2 million members in the U.S. and another 4 million worldwide, WWF is the world's largest privately financed conservation organization.
"WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by
- protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
- 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...."
National Audubon Society "Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences."
"Mission - Audubon and our members are dedicated to protecting birds, wildlife and our shared environment, and we carry that dedication in working with policymakers in Washington, D.C., state legislatures, and local governments across the country. However, with an almost evenly divided U.S. Congress, and new leaders emerging in states across the country, every vote on AudubonÕs priority issues Š restoring and protecting our natural legacy, securing funding for vital conservation programs, and preserving key natural resource protections will come down to the wire, and your lawmakers may cast the deciding vote!"
American Society For Prevention of Cruelty To Animals ASPCA
The Sierra Club "Explore, Enjoy and Protect The Planet" "The Sierra Club's members are more than 750,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization."
Environmental Defense Fund "A nonprofit organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, they have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems."
National Parks Conservation Association "Helping to assure the future of our beloved national parks - those special places set aside to protect and celebrate our country's wildlife, history, culture and natural treasure."
Nature Conservancy "Saving the Last Great Places on Earth." "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."
savebiogems.org Saving Endangered Wild Places. "Every year, NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) names 12 BioGems -- unspoiled wildlands in the Americas threatened by development -- and mobilizes citizens to take direct action to protect them. The 12 BioGems form an archipelago of wild places stretching from the Arctic Circle to the Patagonia Coast. They house stores of biodiversity, but they also house our hopes for the future. They are fast-vanishing reserves for forests, grizzly bears, jaguars, songbirds and humans as well; they are the islands of wilderness we will leave our children. Yet without urgent action, these wild places will be robbed of life by drilling, clearcutting, mining and other development.
NRDC's BioGems Initiative fights to protect these exceptional lands from destruction."(with great success)
BorealBirds.org A Collaboration of lots of organizations (Audubon, WWF, Defenders of Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited and more) to save a large critical area in Canada. "The Boreal Forest of North America is one of the largest unspoiled forests left on earth. It accounts for 25 percent of the remaining intact forests left on the planet. This critical ecosystem provides breeding grounds for up to 3 billion birds. Nearly 50 percent of the bird species found in North America regularly use or breed in the Boreal. The Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the importance of the Boreal Forest of North America to migratory birds."
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Tremendous bird reference. The Lab is a nonprofit membership institution whose "mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds."
International Crane Foundation
Greenpeace International"Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action."
Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of 'bearing witness' in a non-violent manner continues today...." " Greenpeace is a non-profit organization, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.
As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment." They "campaign to:
- Stop climate change
- Protect ancient forests
- Save the oceans
- Stop whaling
- Say no to genetic engineering
- Stop the nuclear threat
- Eliminate toxic chemicals
- Encourage sustainable trade"
Please visit the web site of each dedicated and worthy group to view their their mission and purpose. For further details, and to help animals and birds worldwide, please help those which most match your concerns