Natural Resources

Broad civil society network of organizations, movements, local communities, trade unions, churches and citizens, from four different south-eastern Brazilian states, who are concerned about the on-going expansion of eucalyptus plantations in their regions, as well as the sale of "carbon credits"; at the same time, the network tries to show the viability of alternative models of development being implemented by several member movements and communities at the grassroots level.
International research and global knowledge institution committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people in the tropics. Indonesia.
Fundesin's mission is to find sustainable solutions in the struggle between the ideals of rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecuador.
NGO sites
Action for Community and Ecology in the Rainforests of Central America
ACERCA works to expose the power imbalance which allows most cultural and environmental destruction to take place. Mexico.
Advocacy for Poverty Eradication through Sustainable Natural Resource Management
Collaborative effort by three NGOs: East African Wildlife Society, Forest Action Network and Resource Projects Kenya. The project contributes to the efforts of the National Agricultural and Livestock Extension Programme - Ministry of Agriculture and as part of the overall support by SIDA to the government of Kenya by facilitating participatory natural resource management. Kenya.
African Conservation Foundation (ACF)
Portal site that provides in-depth information about the the conservation of Africa's flora and fauna, including conservation databases, interactive knowledge base and discussion forums.
A project by Friends of the Earth - Amazonia Program to analyse and monitor public policy in the Brazilian Amazon, this site makes a wealth of written and graphic information on the Amazon region, including current news, available to the public, with the aim of helping to make clear the structure of public and private agencies, both Brazilian and foreign, that are active in the region. Brazil.
Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources.
Arab Office for Youth & Environment (AOYE)
AOYE ecourages young people to get involved in environmental issues. It serves as a focal point of the Arab Network for Environment and Development. Egypt.
Association for the Preservation of Wild Flora and Fauna
APREFLOFAS fight for conservation and protection of nature through direct action, supported by environmental education. It is a founding member and coordinator of the National Forest Front, which now brings together more than thirty organizations of all types throughout Costa Rica. Campaigns include work on traficking of wildlife, hunting and mining.
Association for Water And Rural Development (AWARD)
The mission of this non-profit company is to promote and support equitable and accessible community water services and resources in the Sand River Catchment. AWARD seeks to do this by adopting approaches that focus on sustainable integrated development for water-based livelihoods. The site provides a number of links and Word documents to download with information about reports and projects. South Africa.
Centre for Action Research and Peoples Development - CARPED
NGO in Hyderabad is taking a dominant role in nurturing environmental education among the people and fighting for maintaining child rights, Natural Resource Management, Tribal development and many non profit activities that had to be implemented properly. For More details: Contact Information E-mail Id: Kranthi Dhamam, 8-3-228/267, Rahamath Nagar, Yousufguda, Hyderabad - 500045. Andhra Pradesh, INDIA Phone no: 9104055527969
Centre for African Wetlands
Dedicated to the wise management and conservation of wetland ecosystems in the West African Sub-region.
Centre por Action, Research and Training (CART)
The core areas of activities of CART are issues addressing Women’s Development, Sustainable Agriculture, and the Forest Sector. India.
Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA)
CEA is a non-profit,non-governmental organization that conducts scientific investigations into the health of the regional environment and reports the findings in educational ways that touch the local Maya, the developers, the Akumal residents and visitors alike. Mexico.
Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Programme in Botswana
CBNRM is both a conservation and rural development strategy, involving community mobilisation and organisation, institutional development, comprehensive training, enterprise development, and monitoring of the natural resource base. Botswana.
Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
Centre for arid land studies that conducts and facilitates appropriate, participatory and applied short and long term research on the environment. It is an organisation dedicated to sustainable use of Namibia's environment.
Organization dedicated to protect and increase the Costa Rican forests.
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Selected news
Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War'
Mon Mar 22 2010 - Source: TNI
The Reclaiming Public Water Network held its first global strategy seminar since the network was launched in 2005. See the video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim public water.
World people's conference on climate change takes place in Bolivia
Fri Mar 19 2010 -
An alternative “people’s conference” on climate change in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in April will seek to advance an international global warming referendum.
People left without water around Coca-Cola Plant in India
Thu Mar 11 2010 - Source: India Resource Center
The Coca-Cola company has continued to operate its bottling plant in Kala Dera in Jaipur, India even as the area has been declared a drought area last summer and the groundwater levels are falling sharply.

Mining - Fri Jun 17 2011
The non-governmental Citizen Participation Forum for Justice and Human Rights (FOCO) accused the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold of violating in Argentina environmental and human health guidelines set by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.

Mining Agrofuels The water crisis Desertification

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