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
Green Movement of Sri Lanka - GMSL
Organization concerned with Environmental Conservation and Awareness Creation. It is a consortium with 153 non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and other groups spread around the Island involved in natural resource management. Sri Lanka.
Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
HARIBON is a membership organization committed to nature conservation through community empowerment and scientific excellence. The foundation aims to educate and inform people of the importance of ensuring that future generations will still have natural resources and healthy ecosystems without sacrificing the needs of the present. Research on biodiversity and socio-economics and their inter-relations plays a crucial role in its endeavor. Philippines.
Institute of Natural Resources
Established to contribute towards the wise use of natural resources through the integration of conservation and development initiatives. South Africa.
Institute of Water and Sanitation Development
The Institute aims to assist in the achievement of sustainable development of water resources and waste management through the provision of support to development agencies in Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa region. The institute does that through training, research, advisory services and information dissemination.
International Water Management Institute
Nonprofit scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in agriculture and on the water needs of developing countries.
Jatun Sacha
Foundation dedicated to protect ecologically important forest habitats. Ecuador.
Kalahari Conservation Society
The aims of the KCS are: to promote knowledge of Botswana's rich wildlife and its environment through education and publicity; to encourage and in some cases finance research into issues affecting these resources and their conservation; to promote and support policies of conservation towards wildlife and its habitat. Botswana.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project - LHWP
The bi-national project, between the Kingdom of Lesotho (KOL) and the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is a comprehensive engineering project, aimed at harnessing the water resources of the highlands of Lesotho to the mutual advantage of the two countries. Leshoto.
Maghreb Machrek Alliance for Water (ALMAE)
Based in Morocco, ALMAE participates on the debate on the choices for development and environment, and considers access to clean water as a fundamental right of every citizen.
The Sustainable Management of Resources in the Lower Mekong Basin Project (SMRP) supports partners in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to develop, promote and implement strategies in participatory natural resource management. The focus is on the generation, exchange and dissemination of information and experiences about: land use planning and allocation; and forest management systems, in upland watersheds and areas inhabited by ethnic minorities.
National Coalition Against Privatisation of Water
It is a broad based coalition of individuals and civil society organizations, such as trade unions, gender rights groups, students, residents and community associations, religious bodies and service delivery - advocacy non-governmental organizations. Ghana.
Navrachna is a non-partisan group of like-minded organizations and individuals that has been working since 1994 to create a common, people-centred vision of grassroots democracy, natural resource management, and non-centralized systems of governance in the Western Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in India.
Oil Watch
Oilwatch is a network of NGOs in tropical countries - with members in Africa, Asia and Latin America - that oppose the harmful activities of oil companies in their countries.
Okavango People Wildlife Trust
Okavango works to protect the dwindling natural resources of the Okavango region and promote the sustainable development of local communities through wise use of ecosystems and active participation of local people in the wildlife industry. Botswana.
Palestinian Hydrology Group
PHG protects and develops the water resources of Palestine, through community participation.
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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.

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