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 and Species Specific Sites

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

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