Dogal Hayati Koruma Dernegi (DHKD) (The Society for the Protection of Nature in Turkey)
Founded in 1975, with 3500 members DHKD is turkey's most active conservation organisation. It contributes to the conservation of nature and natural resources in turkey through research, projects, fieldwork and education and mainly concentrates on the conservation of threatened ecosystems (wetlands, coastal-zones) using endangered species (birds, seaturtles, bulbous plants) as the icons for its programmes.
An international non-profit-making volunteer organisation based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Educational Communications is a leader in environmental broadcasting. They have produced since 1977 the "environmental directions" radio series, the longest running environmental programme in the USA. The three-times Emmy-nominated weekly television series "Econews" has been aired nationwide since 1984. Educational Communications has produced over 1300 publications, audiocassettes, and videocassettes about the ecological crisis and received numerous other honours and awards for its work on conservation, social and peace issues.
Institute of Tropical Forestry
For the past 53 years the Institute has researched extensively on ecology, soil, water and ecosystem management, and trained foresters and forestry technicians in Caribbean and Latin American countries.
The institute has also reforested thoUnited States of Americands of hectares in the mountainous Luquillo experimental forest, contributing to its rehabilitation.
Currently the institute is collaborating with the Brazilian Government in the development of a research and forest management program in the Tapajos National Forest in the Brazilian Amazon.
Leichtmetallgesellschaft Mbh (LMG)
LMG, with advice from the Essen University Biology Department, has protected wetlands on its site in the Ruhr, halted use of horticultural chemicals and allowed wild grasslands to thrive. As a result natural habitats have developed which have been colonised by birds, reptiles and other small fauna, including some endangered species. The company's achievement is an example of ecodevelopment in industrial areas.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group
A university-based grassroots movement formed in 1973, OPIRG is active in public awareness campaigns and research in environmental and social issues.
The group works with communities on sustainable development activities and waste management, energy, acid rain and hazardous waste issues. It has established seven resource centres, which hold environmental documents not usually available to the public.
Pemasky - Kuna Wildlands Project
This project, launched in 1981, was conceived and is being implemented by an indigenous group, the Kuna Indians of Comarca, San Blas, Panama.
The group is managing a 40,000 hectare primary forest which for centuries has provided the tribe's livelihood. It is an example of the world conservation strategy in action.
Philippine Foundation of Rural Broadcasters
Since its establishment in 1981, PFRB has brought to public notice significant environmental issues and concerns through its monthly newsletter and taped interviews aired on the radio programmes of PFRB's more than 200 broadcaster-members, nationwide. It has organised seminar-workshops for mass media practitioners, NGOs and GOS to help them better inform, educate and motivate their audiences.
The Foundation won the 1988 Philippines Award for Environment and Development, and the 1989 "Likas Yarman" (natural resources) award for outstanding environment communications and environmental activities.
Pokret Gorana Srbije (The Gorani Movement of Serbia)
A Yugoslav citizen's movement involved in afforestation since 1960. This organisation has mobilised brigades of volunteers to afforest 236,000 hectares. The movement organises well-attended rallies each world forestry day, on March 21, and publishes its own newspaper six times per year.
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
The Bombay Natural History Society has played a crucial role in protecting India's wildlife. Started more than a century ago, the Society pioneered wildlife research in the subcontinent. This has helped save many species and habitats, for instance the restoration of the Great Indian Bustard populations.
The Society has been especially successful in establishing a scientific basis for conservation and sustainable development programmes. Its publications have stimulated public interest in wildlife and conservation. The experience and achievements of the society offer valuable lessons to other conservation organizations, especially those in developing countries.
Children's Alliance for the Protection of the Environment (CAPE)
CAPE is an action-orientated organisation uniting children and young adults in a global conservation movement. In the first two years after its founding in 1989, CAPE engaged more than 60,000 children in beach clean-ups worldwide.
Today, members in 30 countries work together through cape-sponsored events such as International Beach Appreciation Day and the Global Clean-up Party and through participation in international reafforestation and habitat preservation projects. They share Ideas, knowledge, and accomplishments through Many Hands, the CAPE newspaper written by and for children of all ages.
CAPE has produced a 140-page environmental curriculum, the CAPE Program Guide, for teachers, youth Leaders, and club sponsors.