Legal Tools & Links For the Conservation of Nature

Organization for Fair Treatment for All (OFTA)

OFTAThe OFTA is my creation. It was a cruel deception by an evil character in a novel I wrote.  I am allowing it to redeem itself by serving as a label for non-human legal issues, ideas, arguments, information, and resources.

The material on this page is for educational purposes only.

Legal Guide for Activists

From the Animal Legal Defense Fund:

Article Headings:

  • Basic Legal Principles Applicable With Respect to Activism
  • Planning a Demonstration
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Interacting with the police
  • Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Links for Animal Ethics

Numerous links are provided by these websites:

Important Animal-Rights Documents

Valuable resources are present on numerous sites.  I highly recommend the essays listed on the Animal Rights Library site.

My Woefully Incomplete List of Links for Conservation Organizations

I once thought I could build a complete list of all the important nature-conservation organizations.  There are too many, and yet . . . there aren’t enough.  Despite many solid efforts, we are killing off wild plants and animals at an ever-increasing rate.  The list below is a mix of international, national, local, and species-dedicated organizations.  The emphasis varies from pure wildlife focus to complete human bias.  Most of the links take you direct to the organization websites, but some take you first to the organization’s Wikipedia page.  I did not include links to social media though I recognize that many organizations conduct much of their communications there.  Please report broken or changed links to grogers@sigmaxi.net.

Wikipedia

There are many other organizations and lists of organizations in Wikipedia. Most are included in the General List.

General List

  1. 5 Gyres
  2. Abalone Alliance
  3. Acción de Lucha Anti-Petrola
  4. Adirondack Mountain Club
  5. African American Environmentalist Association
  6. African Wild Dog Conservancy
  7. Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology
  8. Albatross Foundation USA
  9. ALERT: Alliance of Environmental Researchers and Thinkers
  10. Allegheny Land Trust
  11. Alliance to Save Energy
  12. American Bird Conservancy
  13. American Farmland Trust
  14. American Forests
  15. Ancient Forest Alliance
  16. Ancient Forest AllianceBritish Columbia, Canada
  17. Animal Equality
  18. Animal Liberation Frontline
  19. Animal Protection and Rescue League
  20. Animal Recovery Mission (ARM)
  21. Animal Rights Conference (Annual, U. S.)
  22. Animal Rights Leadership Council
  23. AnimalLearn:  Animals, Ethics, & Education
  24. Anti-Fur Society
  25. Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  26. Appalachian Voices
  27. Arlington Coalition on Transportation
  28. Asociación pola defensa da ría
  29. Association for Environment Conscious Building
  30. Association of Environmental Professionals
  31. Audubon movement
  32. Australian Plants Society – SA Region
  33. Australian Plants Society (SGAP Victoria) Inc
  34. Australian Plants Society NSW
  35. Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
  36. Ballona Wetlands
  37. BARK
  38. Bat Conservation International
  39. Bellona Foundation
  40. Bicycology
  41. Big Green Bus, The
  42. BioRegional
  43. Bird Protection Quebec
  44. BirdLife Australia
  45. BirdLife Malta
  46. Blue Ventures
  47. Bonneville Environmental Foundation
  48. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
  49. Builders for the Bay
  50. Buller Conservation Group
  51. Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland = Friends of the Earth, Germany
  52. BUNDjugend (BUND’s Youth organization)
  53. Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF)
  54. California Coastal Conservancy
  55. Californians Against Waste
  56. Californians for Population Stabilization
  57. Campaign Against Tiger Trafficking (CATT)
  58. Campaign for Better Transport
  59. Campaign for National Parks
  60. Campaign to End All Animal Experiments
  61. Campaign to Protect Rural England
  62. Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  63. Canadian Environmental Law Association
  64. Canadian Environmental Network
  65. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
  66. Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
  67. Cape Town Ecology Group
  68. Casa Pueblo
  69. Center for a New American Dream
  70. Center for Biological Diversity
  71. Center for Environmental Philosophy
  72. Center for Food Safety
  73. Center for International Environmental Law
  74. Central Park Conservancy
  75. Centre for Alternative Technology
  76. Centre for Science and Environment
  77. Ceres
  78. Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  79. Cheetah Conservation Fund
  80. Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  81. Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  82. Citizens Climate Lobby
  83. Civic Trust
  84. Clean Air Network
  85. Clean Water Action
  86. Clear the Air (Hong Kong)
  87. Climate Reality Project
  88. Climate Reality Project
  89. Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking
  90. Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW)
  91. Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC)
  92. Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
  93. Compassion Over Killing
  94. Compassion Works International
  95. Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi
  96. Congo Basin Forest Partnership
  97. connect2earth
  98. ConservAmerica
  99. Conservancy Association
  100. Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  101. Conservation Fund
  102. Conservation International
  103. Conservation Law Foundation
  104. Conservation Through Public Health
  105. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand
  106. Conserve
  107. Convention on Biological Diversity
  108. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  109. Convention on Migratory Species
  110. Corner House
  111. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
  112. Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy
  113. David Suzuki Foundation
  114. Deep Green Resistance (Read the DGR critique here)
  115. Defenders of Wildlife
  116. Delhi Greens (NGO)
  117. Department of Conservation (New Zealand)
  118. Dogs Trust
  119. Dolphin Action & Protection Group
  120. Ducks Unlimited
  121. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  122. Earth First!
  123. Earth Island Institute
  124. Earth Law Library
  125. Earth Liberation Army
  126. Earth Liberation Front
  127. Earth Liberation Prisoner Support Network
  128. Earth Organization
  129. Earth Policy Institute
  130. Earth Rangers
  131. Earthjustice
  132. EarthLab
  133. Earthlife Africa
  134. EarthLink e.V.
  135. Earth’s Birthday Project
  136. EarthShare
  137. Eco-Agents
  138. Ecocide Law
  139. EcoEarth.info
  140. Ecojustice Canada
  141. Ecotrust
  142. Ekološko društvo Zeleni Osijek
  143. Emirates Environmental Group
  144. Endangered Wildlife Trust
  145. Energy Action Coalition
  146. Energy Probe
  147. Environment America
  148. Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand
  149. Environment California
  150. Environmental and Energy Study Institute
  151. Environmental Centre ARCTUROS
  152. Environmental Defense Fund
  153. Environmental Forum for Action
  154. Environmental Integrity Project
  155. Environmental Investigation Agency
  156. Environmental Justice Foundation
  157. Environmental Law Foundation
  158. Environmental Law Institute
  159. Environmental Life Force
  160. Environmental Protection UK
  161. Environmental Working Group
  162. Environmentalist Foundation of India
  163. Eradicating Ecocide
  164. E-Shield species identification database (Chinese)
  165. Ethecon Foundation
  166. EThekwini ECOPEACE
  167. EU wildlife trade
  168. EU Wildlife Trade Regulations
  169. European Community and Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora
  170. European Wildlife
  171. Exnora International
  172. Fairwild
  173. FAO Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management
  174. Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
  175. Faunalytics
  176. Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
  177. Forest Peoples Programme
  178. Foundation for Ecological Security
  179. Freeland
  180. Friends of Animals
  181. Friends of Nature (China)
  182. Friends of the Earth (HK)
  183. Fundación ProAves
  184. German Foundation for World Population
  185. Global Action Plan
  186. Global Forest Coalition
  187. Global Marine Aquarium Database
  188. Global Nature Fund
  189. Global Tiger Forum
  190. Global Tiger Initiative – Kathmandu files
  191. Global Water Policy Project
  192. Gluaiseacht
  193. Goa Foundation
  194. Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)
  195. Great March for Climate Action
  196. Great Swamp Watershed Association
  197. Green Action Centre
  198. Green Alliance
  199. Green Belt Movement
  200. Green Camel Bell
  201. Green Movement
  202. Green Power
  203. Green Warriors of Norway
  204. Green Zionist Alliance
  205. Greenguard Environmental Institute
  206. Greening of Detroit
  207. Greenpeace East Asia
  208. Greenpeace Southeast Asia
  209. Groundwork
  210. Groundwork UK
  211. Haribon Foundation
  212. Heal the Bay
  213. Help Save Sea Turtles!
  214. Hnutí Brontosaurus
  215. Hnutí DUHA
  216. Honor the Earth
  217. Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  218. Humane League
  219. Humane Society International
  220. Illegal fishing
  221. Illegal logging
  222. In Defense of Animals (IDA)
  223. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
  224. Indian Ocean – South-East Asian Marine Turtle MoU
  225. Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
  226. Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)
  227. Institution of Environmental Sciences
  228. International Anti-Poaching Foundation
  229. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  230. International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)
  231. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  232. International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF)
  233. Interpol Environment Pages
  234. INTERPOL’s Project PREDATOR (Tigers)
  235. INTERPOL’s Project WISDOM (Rhinos & elephants)
  236. Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)
  237. Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED)
  238. IUCN
  239. IUCN Redlist of threatened species
  240. Izaak Walton League
  241. John Muir Trust
  242. Katala Foundation
  243. Keep America Beautiful
  244. Koeberg Alert
  245. Land Conservancy
  246. League of Conservation Voters
  247. Legambiente
  248. L’Homme et L’Environnement
  249. Lights Out Hong Kong
  250. Los Angeles Conservancy
  251. Macedonian Ecological Society
  252. Manitoba Eco-Network
  253. Marine Conservation Society
  254. Marine Mammal Center, The
  255. Mercy For Animals (MFA)
  256. Miami Conservancy District
  257. Milieudefensie
  258. Minhaj Welfare Foundation
  259. Mission: Wolf
  260. Montana Wilderness Association
  261. National Audubon Society
  262. National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
  263. National Geographic Society
  264. National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP)
  265. National Trust for Nature Conservation
  266. National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
  267. National Trust of Britain
  268. National Wildlife Federation
  269. National Wildlife Refuge Association
  270. Native Forest Council
  271. Native Forest Restoration Trust
  272. Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment
  273. Natural Resources Defense Council
  274. Nature and Youth
  275. Nature Canada
  276. Nature Conservancy
  277. Nature Conservancy of Canada
  278. Nature’s Classroom
  279. NatureServe
  280. Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU)
  281. Negative Population Growth
  282. New York–New Jersey Trail Conference
  283. New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network
  284. New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health (NZIEH)
  285. Nicodemus Wilderness Project
  286. Nonhuman Rights Project
  287. North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power
  288. Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature
  289. NumbersUSA
  290. Ocean Alliance
  291. Ocean Conservancy
  292. OceansWatch
  293. Ohio Citizen Action
  294. Ontario Nature
  295. Operation Wallacea
  296. Organization for Bat Conservation
  297. Our Compass
  298. Pacific Environment
  299. Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network
  300. Pembina Institute
  301. People & Planet
  302. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA
  303. Philippine Animal Welfare Society
  304. Plane Stupid
  305. Population Action International
  306. Population Connection
  307. Population Council
  308. Population Matters
  309. Population Media Center
  310. Population Reference Bureau
  311. Population, health, and the environment
  312. PRBO Conservation Science
  313. Preserve Our Islands
    1. Primate Conservation Organizations
  314. Project GreenOman
  315. Project R&R:  Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U. S. Laboratories
  316. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
  317. Quercus
  318. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  319. Rainforest Action Network
  320. Rainforest Trust
  321. RARE Center for Tropical Conservation
  322. Regenesis (non-profit organization)
  323. Residents Against SARP Pollution
  324. Resources for the Future
  325. Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT) Program
  326. Rientrodolce
  327. Rising Tide North America
  328. Riverkeeper
  329. Robin Wood
  330. Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
  331. RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
  332. Ruckus Roots
  333. Rutgers WPF
  334. SACEP
  335. San Francisco Parks Alliance
  336. San Francisco Parks Alliance
  337. Sand County Foundation
  338. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  339. Save Happy Valley Campaign
  340. Save Our Species
  341. Save the Redwoods League
  342. Save the Tiger Fund
  343. School for Field Studies, The
  344. Science & Environmental Policy Project
  345. Scottish Wildlife Trust
  346. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  347. Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK)
  348. Sibuyanons Against Mining
  349. Sierra Club
  350. Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  351. Sierra Student Coalition
  352. Sierra Youth Coalition
  353. Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
  354. Siruthuli
  355. Smithsonian
  356. Society for Protection of the Harbour
  357. Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture
  358. Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
  359. Sprout Distro
  360. Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
  361. Stop Climate Chaos
  362. Student Conservation Association
  363. Student Environmental Action Coalition
  364. Surfrider Foundation
  365. Sustainable Silicon Valley
  366. Tanzania Social Support Foundation
  367. Tellus Institute
  368. TerraNature
  369. Texas Campaign for the Environment
  370. Toronto Environmental Alliance
  371. Town and Country Planning Association
  372. Trade and Environment Online Database
  373. Traffic
  374. TreePeople
  375. Turtle Conservation Fund
  376. UK Environmental Law Association
  377. Ukraine Nature Conservation Society (UkrTOP)
  378. UNEP-WCMC
  379. Union of Concerned Scientists
  380. United Poultry Concerns
  381. Vegan.com
  382. Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation
  383. Waipoua Forest Trust
  384. Water and Rivers of Brittany
  385. Waterkeeper Alliance
  386. WCS Hunting and Wildlife Trade Program
  387. West Harlem Environmental Action
  388. Western Canada Wilderness Committee
  389. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  390. Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
  391. Whaleman Foundation – protection of cetaceans
  392. WILD Foundation
  393. Wild Salmon Center –  Pacific Rim
  394. WildAid
  395. WildEarth Guardians
  396. WildEarth Guardians
  397. Wilderness Society, The
  398. Wildflower Society of Western Australia
  399. Wildlife & Environment Society
  400. Wildlife Alliance
  401. Wildlife Conservation Society
  402. Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust
  403. Wildlife Trusts
  404. Wolf River Conservancy
  405. Woodland Trust
  406. World Land Trust
  407. World Wildlife Fund
  408. Worldwatch Institute
  409. WWF Wildlife Trade Program
  410. Wyoming Outdoor Council
  411. Year of forests
  412. Zalul Environmental Association
  413. Zero Emission Resource Organisation
  414. Zoological Society of London

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