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This is a list of the more notable environmental organizations by organization type (intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental) and further subdivided by country.

Intergovernmental organizations Edit


  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Earth System Governance Project
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)


  • European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Government organizations Edit

The governments of many countries have ministries or agencies devoted to monitoring and protecting the environment:


  • Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities




  • Environment Canada


  • Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency


  • Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy


  • Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Hong KongEdit

  • Environmental Protection Department

bharat Edit

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)Edit

  • Gujarat Pollution Control Board
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests


  • Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation

Republic of IrelandEdit

  • Environmental Protection Agency

Isle of ManEdit

  • Manx National Trust


  • Ministry of the Environment

Korea, Republic of (South Korea) Edit

  • Ministry of Environment



  • Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources


  • Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

New ZealandEdit

  • Department of Conservation
  • Ministry for the Environment
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment


  • Norwegian Ministry of the Environment
  • Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management
  • Norwegian Pollution Control Authority


  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources


  • Ministry for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development

Republic of China (Taiwan)Edit

  • Environmental Protection Administration

Saudi ArabiaEdit

  • Saudi Environmental Society


  • Ministry of the Environment (Sweden)

United KingdomEdit

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


  • English Heritage
  • Environment Agency
  • Natural England


  • Historic Scotland
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency


  • Cadw
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Environment Agency Wales

Northern IrelandEdit

  • Northern Ireland Environment Agency

United StatesEdit

Native American NationsEdit

  • Inter-Tribal Environmental Council

Non-governmental organizations Edit

These non-governmental organizations are involved in environmental management, lobbying, advocacy, and/or conservation efforts:


  • Anti-nuclear movement
  • Antinea Foundation
  • A Rocha
  • Biofuelwatch
  • Biosphere Expeditions
  • Bioversity International
  • BirdLife International
  • Confederation of European Environmental Engineering Societies
  • Conservation International
  • Earth Charter Initiative
  • Earthwatch
  • Forests and the European Union Resource Network (FERN)
  • Fauna and Flora International
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Friends of Nature
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Gaia Mater (the mother Earth)
  • Global Footprint Network
  • Global Witness
  • Great Transition Initiative
  • Green Actors of West Africa (GAWA)
  • Green Cross International
  • Greenpeace
  • Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • International Analog Forestry Network
  • International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
  • The Mountain Institute
  • Mountain Wilderness
  • NatureServe
  • Panthera Corporation
  • Plant A Tree Today Foundation (PATT)
  • Project AWARE
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Sandwatch
  • Seeds of Survival of USC Canada
  • Society for the Environment (SocEnv)
  • Taiga Rescue Network (TRN)
  • The Climate Project
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Resource Foundation
  • Wetlands International
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Wolf Preservation Foundation (WPF)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Worldchanging
  • World Conservation Union (WCN)
  • World Land Trust(WLT)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • World Union for Protection of Life (WUPL)
  • Worldwatch Institute
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Xerces Society
  • Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative



  • Environmental Foundation for Africa


  • ClientEarth
  • Climate Action Network - Europe (CAN-Europe)
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
  • European Biomass Association
  • European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  • European Wildlife
  • INFORSE-Europe
  • Coastwatch Europe

North AmericaEdit

  • Fund for Wild Nature
  • Green Zionist Alliance
  • International Joint Commission
  • North American Native Fishes Association
  • Rivers Without Borders
  • Whippany River Watershed Action Committee
  • Wild Farm Alliance

South AmericaEdit

  • Amazon Watch
  • Rainforest Foundation Fund



  • Institute for Environmental Policy in Albania


  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Australian Koala Foundation
  • Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices
  • Australian Student Environment Network
  • Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • Banksia Environmental Foundation
  • Birds Australia
  • Blue Wedges
  • Clean Ocean Foundation
  • Environment Victoria
  • Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
  • Greening Australia
  • Landcare Australia
  • Public Transport Users Association
  • The Wilderness Society (Australia)
  • Wildlife Watch Australia


  • Transitforum Austria Tirol


  • Friends of the Environment


  • Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY)


  • Ancient Forest Alliance
  • Bird Protection Quebec
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Canadian Environmental Network
  • Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Ecojustice Canada
  • Earth Liberation Army (ELA)
  • Earth Rangers
  • Energy Probe
  • Green Action Centre
  • Manitoba Eco-Network
  • Nature Canada
  • Pembina Institute
  • Regenesis (non-profit organization)
  • Sierra Youth Coalition
  • The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture
  • Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)
  • Western Canada Wilderness Committee


  • Friends of Nature (China)
  • Green Camel Bell


  • Ekološko društvo Zeleni Osijek

Czech RepublicEdit

  • Environmental Law Service (ELS)
  • Hnutí DUHA - Friends of the Earth Czech Republic


  • Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE)


  • Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) = Friends of the Earth, Germany
  • BUNDjugend (BUND's Youth organization)
  • EarthLink e.V.
  • Fuck for Forest
  • Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) - German Nature Conservation Society
  • Robin Wood
  • Zeitz Foundation


  • Environmental Centre ARCTUROS

Hong KongEdit

  • Clear the Air (Hong Kong)
  • Friends of the Earth (HK)
  • Green Power
  • Lights Out Hong Kong
  • Society for Protection of the Harbour
  • The Conservancy Association
  • Clean Air Network


  • CERE India
  • Conserve
  • Exnora International
  • Foundation for Ecological Security
  • Goa Foundation
  • Centre for Science and Environment
  • Siruthuli


  • Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation


  • Gluaiseacht
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC)


  • Israel Union for Environmental Defense (IUED)
  • Green Movement
  • Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network
  • Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI)
  • Zalul Environmental Association


  • Green Belt Movement


  • Macedonian Ecological Society


  • L'Homme et L'Environnement


  • BirdLife Malta


  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • National Trust for Nature Conservation


  • Milieudefensie

New ZealandEdit

  • Buller Conservation Group
  • Conservation Volunteers New Zealand
  • Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO)
  • Native Forest Restoration Trust
  • New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network
  • New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health (NZIEH)
  • Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
  • Save Happy Valley Campaign
  • TerraNature
  • Waipoua Forest Trust


  • Bellona Foundation
  • Eco-Agents
  • Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature
  • Green Warriors of Norway (Norges Miljøvernforbund)
  • Nature and Youth
  • Zero Emission Resource Organisation


  • Greenpeace Southeast Asia
  • Haribon Foundation
  • Sibuyanons Against Mining


  • Quercus

Sierra LeoneEdit

  • ENFORAC (Environmental Forum for Action)

South AfricaEdit

  • Cape Town Ecology Group
  • Dolphin Action & Protection Group
  • Earthlife Africa
  • Endangered Wildlife Trust
  • EThekwini ECOPEACE
  • Groundwork
  • Koeberg Alert
  • The Earth Organization
  • Wildlife & Environment Society
  • The Carbon Report


  • Asociación pola defensa da ría


  • Ukraine Nature Conservation Society (UkrTOP)

United KingdomEdit

  • Association for Environment Conscious Building
  • Bicycology
  • Campaign for Better Transport
  • Campaign for National Parks (CNP)
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • The Corner House
  • Creative Environmental Networks (CEN)
  • Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
  • Earth Liberation Prisoner Support Network (ELPSN)
  • Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Environmental Justice Foundation
  • Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)
  • Environmental Protection UK
  • Forest Peoples Programme
  • Green Alliance
  • Groundwork UK
  • The Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • John Muir Trust
  • National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
  • People & Planet
  • Plane Stupid
  • RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Stop Climate Chaos
  • The Civic Trust
  • World Land Trust
  • The Wildlife Trusts
  • Town and Country Planning Association
  • UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
  • Woodland Trust

United StatesEdit

  • Abalone Alliance (historic)
  • Adirondack Mountain Club
  • African American Environmentalist Association
  • African Wild Dog Conservancy
  • Albatross Foundation USA
  • Allegheny Land Trust
  • Alliance for Climate Protection
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • American Bird Conservancy
  • American Farmland Trust
  • Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL)
  • Appalachian Voices
  • Arlington Coalition on Transportation (ACT)
  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Audubon movement
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)
  • Builders for the Bay
  • Center for a New American Dream
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Center for Environmental Philosophy
  • Ceres
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
  • Conservation International
  • Conservation Law Foundation
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Earth First!
  • Earth Island Institute
  • Earth Policy Institute
  • Earth Liberation Army (ELA)
  • Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
  • EarthLab
  • Earth's Birthday Project
  • Ecotrust
  • Energy Action Coalition
  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
  • Environment America
  • Environment California
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • Environmental Life Force (ELF)
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Earth Share
  • Forest Guardians
  • Global Water Policy Project
  • Green Zionist Alliance
  • GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
  • International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON)
  • Honor the Earth
  • Izaak Walton League
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Montana Wilderness Association
  • National Audubon Society
  • National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP)
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • National Wildlife Refuge Association
  • Native Forest Council
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Nature's Classroom
  • NatureServe
  • Negative Population Growth
  • Neighborhood Parks Council
  • New York - New Jersey Trail Conference
  • Nicodemus Wilderness Project
  • Pacific Environment
  • Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
  • Population Connection
  • Preserve Our Island
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • Resources for the Future (RFF)
  • Republicans for Environmental Protection
  • Rising Tide North America
  • Riverkeeper
  • Sand County Foundation
  • Save the Redwoods League
  • Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
  • Sea Shepherd
  • Sierra Club
  • Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)
  • Tellus Institute
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • The Big Green Bus
  • The Conservation Fund
  • The Marine Mammal Center
  • The Ocean Conservancy
  • The School for Field Studies
  • The Wilderness Society
  • TreePeople
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Waterkeeper Alliance
  • West Harlem Environmental Action (WEACT)
  • Wild Earth Guardians
  • WILD Foundation
  • Worldwatch Institute
  • Wyoming Outdoor Council


  • Campaign to Save The Humans, in So Long And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams
  • GreenWorld, in the Trancers II film.
  • Reds, in the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

See also Edit

  • Environmental community organizations
  • List of civic, fraternal, service, and professional organizations
  • List of renewable energy organizations

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