Cetacean Society International
The Cetacean Society International (CSI) is a small but influential NGO, which supports marine mammal conservation through its public awareness campaigns, education, and support for benign whale and dolphin research.
CSI has volunteer representatives in more than 20 countries and encourages non-lethal sustainable use of cetacean resources through such activities as whalewatching worldwide. It is active in the global plan of action for marine mammals.
Centre for Science and Environment
The Centre for Science and Environment has published outstanding reports on the state of India's environment in 1982 and 1985. These "citizens' reports", based on grassroots information, serve as examples of national environment reports.
Friends of Trees of Living Beings
A grassroots movement operating in 2000 villages in Orissa, India, the Friends of Trees of Living Beings has since 1970 promoted sustainable development in rural areas through projects in forest protection, establishment of seed bank and nursery raising of indigenous species, wildlife conservation, plantation, environmental conservation, education, communication and training, bio-farming, family welfare, health care, sanitation, leprosy eradication, women's development, and water management, research, documentation and education.
Amasachina Self-Help Association
This voluntary organization has promoted self-sufficiency and environmental improvement in rural Ghana since 1967. The association has helped more than 300 villages acquire safe drinking water promoted tree-planting in nearly 100 villages and constructed over 100 dams for small-scale irrigation.
Amigos Da Natureza
A grassroots NGO formed in 1977, Amigos da Natureza is active in afforestation and the promotion of environmental awareness in Cape Verde, off the West Coast of Africa. The association plants an average of 50,000 trees each year and is also involved in horticulture. The activities have led to "greening" of arid areas in Cape Verde.
Les Amis de la Terre
This French NGO is related to the network of friends of the earth. The organisation works on general issues such as water pollution, air and atmosphere, energy, waste, agriculture. They publish general reports on these issues.
Australian Commission for the Future Ltd.
In 1987, the Commission launched a joint programme with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation aimed at activating Australians at all levels to understand and prepare for climate change impacts. This 1988 campaign culminated in "greenhouse 88" - a nationwide three-day conference linking 10 cities by satellite television in high-level discussions on various aspects of climate change. No other organisation or nation has so far conducted any comparable public awareness programme on climate change.
CARE is a leading international NGO, which since 1980 has mobilised rural communities in Africa, Asia and South America to plant over 200 million trees. The organisation has strengthened indigenous environmental NGOs in India, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador and Guatemala working on sustainable development projects.
For 10 years, the panda rescue team of Chengdu Zoo has cared for injured sick or starving wild pandas. Most of them have recovered. In 1978, the Zoo began panda breeding studies and in 1980, the first artificial insemination of a panda succeeded. Since then, the Zoo has used artificial insemination in 47 cases with considerable success, thus helping to ensure the survival of an endangered species. The Chengdu Zoo is the world's leading centre for panda study and care.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
CSIRO launched in 1987 a joint programme with the Commission for the Future aimed at activating Australians at all levels to understand and prepare for climate change impacts. This 1987/1988 campaign culminated in "greenhouse 88" - a nationwide three-day conference linking 10 cities by satellite television in high-level discussions on various aspects of climate change. No other organisation or nation has so far conducted any comparable public awareness programme on climate change.