International network

Seedlings. Photo by Ricky Martin for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Seedlings. Photo by Ricky Martin/CIFOR

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) is an international network of over 100 conservation and development organisations and 600 individuals and is convened and facilitated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). IIED acts as a secretariat to the Group, organising and facilitating learning events and activities in consultation with the members and moderating discussions and other information exchanges.

If you or your organisation would like to become a member of the PCLG, please join us here.

The following organisations have participated to date:

PCLG members

A Rocha is a Christian conservation organisation implementing community-based projects in Europe, the US and many developing countries. Through its residential field study centres, site-based projects and wider advocacy, A Rocha:...

La conservation communautaire se fait avec le concours des communautés locales et peuples autochtones. Dans le sens où la population riveraine dépend de la forêt: sa culture, ses valeurs et autres coutumes et moeurs y sont liées, nous...

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank based in Kampala, Uganda. ACODE was registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 1999. Fourteen years...

The African Conservation Foundation is working towards the protection and conservation of Africa's endangered wildlife and their habitats. Founded in 1999, ACF fills a unique niche by creating an Africa-wide network for information...

African Union of Conservationists (AUC) has been established to be the biggest Union of Conservationists in Africa, to champion conservation and development integration. It is an independent nongovernmental organization mandated to...

The African Wildlife Foundation is an international conservation organisation that focuses solely on Africa. AWF?s programme in Africa is designed around the concept of the ?African Heartlands?, large conservation landscapes which are...

UCL Anthropology?s Human Ecology Research Group focuses, on the one hand, on the impact of resource policy and management on people?s livelihoods, health and welfare, and on the other, on the impacts of changing resource use on...

In 1992 three groups of bee farmers founded an umbrella organisation to fight rural poverty which studies had indicated to be high in the North West Region of the country. The organisation was called the North West Beefarmers...

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) has been involved in participatory biodiversity conservation in the Western Ghats hotspot since 1996. The organisation has also worked in Eastern Himalaya hotspot between 1994-2000. AERF...

Established in 2000 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Arcus Foundation is a national, private grant making foundation. The mission of the Arcus Foundation is to achieve social justice that is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity...

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) was inaugurated following the 1992 Bangkok meeting of indigenous peoples of Asia, which resulted in the recognition of the need to promote indigenous peoples rights. AIPP is crucial for indigenous...

ASRDEM LTD is a consultancy firm that specialises in Development Planning, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Mapping, Forestry Advisory Services, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Auditing, and Project Support...

Association Takh is dedicated to science-based conservation which integrates the reintroduction of the world’s last wild horse, conservation of the Mongolian steppe and improvement of the lives of Mongolian herders. The Przewalski’s...

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) is a non-profit, non-political organization committed to sustainable socio-economic development, conservation of natural resources, use of clean energy and protection of the...

The Beekeeping Extension Society (BES) is a non-governmental organisation based in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The primary objective of BES is extending beekeeping technology to local beekeepers in order to stop the destruction of...

Bees for Development works to alleviate poverty through the promotion of apiculture. The main way in which Bees for Development achieves its aims is by serving a global beekeeping network, compiling and distributing technical...

Better World Cameroon is a grassroots organisation registered in 1996 as a place for inspiration and hope for unemployed youth, women empowerment and children
education. Better World Cameroon uses appropriate technology solutions...

Bioclimate works to improve the lives of rural communities and the way they manage their natural and financial resources. Rural communities rely on natural resources for their livelihoods. We work with local partners in countries around...

BirdLife International is a global Partnership of over 110 national conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural...

For the past decade Blue Ventures has pioneered globally acclaimed approaches to community-based marine conservation. All too often, marine conservation efforts fail because of market economics: and the costs of action far outweigh the...

The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF) aims to conserve threatened species by supporting sustainable development in pro-poor communities.

The BCFS was founded by Dr Vernon Reynolds in 1990 and was initially called the Budongo Forest Project. Dr Reynolds first studied chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in 1962 and wrote a book about the forest and its chimpanzees (Reynolds...

The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF), founded in 1999, is a consortium of conservation organisations and scientists dedicated to the conservation of wildlife populations threatened by commercial hunting of wildlife for sale as meat....

Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994 under the Uganda Trustees Laws. Its mission is to foster conservation of biodiversity of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP...

CARE is an international relief and development organisation that operates in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. CARE International?s mission is to serve individuals and families...

CANARI is a regional non-profit organisation with over 20 years experience of promoting equitable participation and effective collaboration in managing the natural resources critical to development in Caribbean small island states....

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962. CAFOD raises...

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a unit of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-...

CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research, is dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity through research that enables more informed and equitable decision-making about the use and...

CREE is a non-governmental organisation that seeks practical solutions to bridging the gap between sustainable development and environmental conservation. CREE achieves this through programmes that focus solely on poverty alleviation...

Le Centre de Développement Agro – Pastoral de Djolu, CEDAP en sigle, est une organisation non gouvernementale de droit congolais créée en Mars 1998.
Il a pour objectif principal le développement durable dans les domaines de la...

The research staff in the Department of Biology at CRSN, Lwiro, studies the biological diversity of the southern Albertine Rift. The research includes documentation of diversity and distribution of the region's organisms, basic research...

The Centre des Technologies Innovatrices et le Développement Durable (CTIDD) is a research and projects implementation, Non Governmental Orgnanisation with head office registered in the Democratic Republic of Congo - The DRC.

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CCEC is a grassroots NGO based in Khulna, Bangladesh whose work is based on the idea that sustainable environmental management and conservation can only be achieved through local-level participation based on indigenous knowledge. Since...

The Centre for Environment and Development (CED) was created in 1994 in response to the need for grassroots and independent voices into the policy reforms in the forest and environment sector in Cameroon and the Congo Basin at that time...

The Centre for Environment Education’s (CEE) primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding of the environment with a view to promoting the conservation and sustainable use of nature and natural resources, leading to...

The Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology (CLE) is a research centre dedicated to strategic and applied research on forest resources and rural economy. The focus to date has been primarily on non-timber resources, a large and relatively...

The Centre for Non-Timber Resources (CNTR) is a research centre dedicated to strategic and applied research on forest resources and rural economy. The focus to date has been primarily on non-timber resources, a large and relatively...

The Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable community- and culture-based development. Its main area of work is Iran and Southwest Asia. CENESTA...

Change Life Organization is a relief, humanitarian and development organization whose mission is to mobilize and help people especially the poorest and the most vulnerable people and their communities in promoting their cultural, social...

Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA) is a community-based organisation working in Sangwe communal land areas outside Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTFP) in Zimbabwe since 1998. The aim of CHIEHA is to promote cultural and...

Christian Relief and Development (CRDF) was officially registered by the Government’s Registrar of Societies on 26th August 2011 as a non-profit, Non Governmental, Christian relief, development and child focused Organisation. CRDF was...

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Le CODHOD est une asbl qui réunit tous les acteurs de développement à la base avec pour objet principal"la lutte contre la pauvreté et l’injustice sociale par la promotion des Droits de l’homme avec la participation populaire"....

Community Development Organization (CDO) is a pioneer rights based civil society organisation engaged in issues of social/environmental justice and ecological democracy in relation to protected areas in Nepal. The organisation works...

Community Initiative for Sustainable Environment and Gender Development (CISEGD) is a Community based nonprofit organisation working to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower rural poor people in Cameroon without exerting too much...

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Conservation & Ecosystem Health Alliance (CEHA) is a Non-Governmental Organisation incorporated in the USA and locally registered in Uganda under the Uganda NGO Registration Board. The goal of CEHA...

Conservation International (CI) is a US-based international conservation organisation that applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth?s richest regions of plant and animal...

CPALI’s is a US based non-governmental organisation with a mission to protect areas of high conservation value by linking the economic livelihoods of poor rural farmers to environmental preservation. CPALI works to build broadly based...

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is a non-profit organization based in Uganda and the is a non-profit organization based in Uganda and the USA that conducts programs to protect gorillas and...

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), founded in 2003, is a Ugandan registered NGO and US registered non profit organisation that conducts programs to promote biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to...

  • Vision : Faire du monde un lieu de paix par le respect de tous droits universellement reconnus.
  • Mission : le CREDDHO œuvre pour contribuer au respect progressif des droits...

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government agency whose core purpose is to improve the current and future quality of life. Defra pursues its aim by integrating environmental, social and economic...

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain?s aid to poor countries. DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty, but also responds to...

Established in 1922, the Makerere University, Department of Zoology is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. 

Development cooperation is one of the main tasks of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the directorate of Development Cooperation (DGIS), has adopted partnerships as an instrument to...

Ecoa tries to mix scientific approach and political action engaging local communities in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil for a sustainable development. Ecoa's actions tend to promote biological conservation as well as poverty...

Ecoagriculture Partners (EP) is an international non-profit organisation that strives for a world where current agricultural lands are increasingly managed as ecoagriculture landscapes to achieve three complementary goals: to enhance...

Elephant Conservation Network (ECN) is a small non-government organisation located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, that works in partnership with local people and other NGOs, as well as local and national government agencies. ECN's ultimate...

Enkusero Sampu Conservancy formed by local landowners with the interest of wildlife conservation and as a means of solving poverty  by conserving flora and fauna.The objective of the conservancy is to provide various benefits ranging...

ERuDeF is a Cameroonian non-profit organisation dedicated to wildlife conservation and protection of fragile environments. Founded in 1999, ERuDeF is a membership organisation and works in partnership with local communities and other...

Environmental Alert (EA) was founded in 1988 and is officially registered with the NGO Board and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.  Environmental...

Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda The Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) is a non-governmental environmental conservation organisation established in...

Estelle Levin Ltd. (ELL) provides research & advisory and training & facilitation services to businesses and interested stakeholders along mineral value chains.  Our work enables responsible mining and sourcing and best practice...

The European Commission (EC) is one of the European institutions participating in the decision-making process of the European Union. The EC has a specific department, called EuropeAid, which is in charge of handling external aid....

Excellent Development is a charity that enables communities in Africa to transform their environment sustainably and improve water supplies, food production, health and incomes. Excellent Development does this by the building of sand...

Established over a century ago, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was the world’s first international conservation organisation. The pioneering work of its founders in Africa led to the creation of numerous protected areas,...

Fondation Ensemble is a private foundation - recognised by the state as serving the public interest. Its mission, that is clearly defined in the statute, is: \"All actions undertaken take into account environmental factors and integrate...

Created with gifts and bequests by Henry and Edsel Ford, the Foundation is an independent organisation and a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. The Ford Foundation works mainly by making grants or loans that...

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) is a non-profit organisation that advocates an alternative vision of how forests should be managed and controlled, based on respect for the rights of the peoples who know them best. FPP works with forest...

Forest Trends is an international non-profit organisation that was created in 1999 by leaders from conservation organisations, forest products firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds and...

FODI is an organization that supports four communities in the development of four forest concessions to local communities in the territory of Walikale in the northeast of the Park National of Kahuzi-Biega. We have developed a management...

The Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) is the regional secretariat for a network of 10 independent community-based organisations working in the Pacific to foster self-reliance and sustainable development...

Fundación Biodiversidad (Biodiversity Foundation) is a non-profit foundation established in 1998. It carries out activities in the field of conservation, study, and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as in international...

The Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, strictly independent cultural and scientific Spanish organisation (registered as a private cultural foundation in the Registry of the Protectorate of Cultural...

Fundacion IPADE is a development NGO dedicated to international cooperation and development education. Independent and committed, IPADE has worked since 1987 for the promotion of sustainable human development of vulnerable populations...

The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation is the central scientific authority of Germany for both national and international nature conservation and advises the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety....

The Gishwati Area Conservation Program (GACP) is sponsored by Great Ape Trust, a US-based NGO. GACP was founded in 2007. In 2010, the Rwandan Ministry of Lands and Environment (MINELA) signed an MoU giving GACP responsibility for...

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 182 member governments ? in partnership with international institutions, nongovernmental organisations, and the private sector ? to address global environmental issues. The GEF provides...

Global Nature Fund (GNF) is a non-profit, private, independent international foundation. GNF was founded in 1998 with the objective of fostering the protection of nature and the environment as well as animals. GNF’s work consists mainly...

Global Witness aims to change the system by exposing networks that drive conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.

The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group...

Green Cameroon was founded in 2003 with a mission to Conserve Cameroon’s rich biodiversity by working on practical solutions to solve conservation problems. Green Cameroon pays close attention to sustainable development, rural community...

Green League Congo is a not-for-profit NGO whose mission is to safeguard ecosystems, fight global warming, and reduce the poverty of the indigenous population.

More specific objectives are:

  • Environmental protection...

Green Planet Initiative International is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established in 2008, committed to carrying out activities that ensure the sustainable management of environmental resources, promotion of sound health...

The Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society (GMTCS) works to ensure the future existence and population recovery of all the four species of marine turtles known to nest in Guyana, while at the same time addressing the needs of the...

IMM

IMM is a consultancy company whose mission is to provide high quality services and support through partnerships with communities, governments and other development organisations to achieve equitable and sustainable development. Through...

The Indigenous Peoples’ Biodiversity Network (IPBN) is a coalition of thirty indigenous peoples groups from around the world. An informal network of indigenous scientists, lawyers, community educators, conservation practitioners and...

Innovative Resources Management (IRM) is a non-governmental organisation that works with local communities in developing countries to effectively respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development. IRM works to strengthen...

The Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) is a Congolese governmental partner tasked with the protection and conservation of the Virunga National Park and Kahuzi-Biega National Park...

The International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF) is a worldwide network of organisations representing indigenous and tribal peoples living in tropical forest regions (Africa, the Asia-Pacific...

ICIMOD is the first and, so far, only international centre devoted to integrated mountain development. The primary objectives of ICIMOD are to help promote the development of an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem...

The mission of the ICRT-SA is to contribute to economic development, social justice and environmental integrity through the development and promotion of Responsible Tourism by:
? influencing public institutions, the tourism...

The International Conservation and Education Fund (INCEF) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the concept that a commitment to strategic communication is a prerequisite to positive changes in attitudes and behavior regarding the...

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP)  was formed in 1991 to ensure that the critically endangered mountain gorillas are conserved in their habitat in the mountain forests of the...

The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organisation of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and...

The coordinator of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group, IIED is an international policy research institute and non-governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. IIED has five broad areas of...

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland's programme of assistance to developing countries. Irish Aid's programme reflects a longstanding commitment to human rights, international cooperation and the peaceful resolution of conflicts,...

Itambya Community Based Organization is based in Machakos district, eastern Kenya. Itambya’s main objectives are to:
• improve rural economy through the promotion of sustainable enterprises/income generating activities like...

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world?s largest conservation network. The Union?s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature...

CEESP, the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, is an inter-disciplinary network of professionals whose mission is to act as a source of advice on the environmental, economic, social and cultural factors that...

The IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL) was first convened in 1978 and is the platform of the Dutch members of IUCN, and the Dutch members of the six international IUCN commissions. IUCN NL aims to promote the...

The priorities of the TAPA-SG are to contribute to the work of the IUCN and World Commission on Protected Areas to (1) conserve biodiversity, (2) generate knowledge, (3) build awareness and (4) improve governance and equity.
The...

The IUCN/South American Camelid Specialist Group (GECS) is one of more than 100 volunteer expert groups in the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. GECS works along with more...

KKP (or WWF Philippines) is a not profit NGO. KKP implements field projects all over the Philippines, to conserve biodiversity and mitigate poverty.

Kalinga Mission for Indigenous Communities and Youth Development, Inc. (KAMICYDI) is an indigenous peoples organisation (IPO) organized by active students and professionals. Since its start, in 1984, KAMICYDI has contributed to poverty...

Kalpavriksh is a non-profit organisation working on environmental and social issues. The group began in 1979 with a campaign led by students to save Delhi?s Ridge Forest. Kalpavriksh works on local, national and global levels, and is...

KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW Development Bank) finances investments and consulting services in developing countries. It carries out its work on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
KfW...

Laboratorio de Etnoecologia of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México carries out researches on indigenous peoples and nature to support development processes in the rural environment.

Legado Vision: A world in which individual choices lead to a collective legacy of a thriving planet.

Legado Mission: Catalysing legacy-driven leadership to support a flourishing future for the people and biodiversity in Africa...

Livelihoods Connect is one in a family of Knowledge Services based at the Institute of Development Studies. Livelihoods Connect has two main strands of work. The first is a website within which they summarise and host documents relating...

The Lukuru Foundation is a unique administrative platform.  Its synergistic organizational structure supports efforts of strong, like-minded, great ape-conservation field projects within forest habitat of the République Démocratique du...

The Max Planck Institutes carry out basic research in the life sciences, natural sciences and the social and human sciences.

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MBOU-MON-TOUR est une Ong de développement dont les principales activités s'exercent dans la province du Bandundu, plus précisement dans le District des Plateaux. Elle s'occupe principalement de la protection de l'environnement, de la...

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Founded in 1985, MOPAWI works with Indigenous, Afro-honduran, and Local Communities Peoples of North-East Honduras, known as the Mosquitia regionn. The Mosquitia region lies in eastern Honduras and is part of biodiversity rich Greater...

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) with its headquarters at Chennai and 18 field centres in different regions of India is a high credible organisation in the area of sustainable agricultural and rural development. The...

In 1998 the government of Uganda adopted a policy to restructure many government departments including the Forestry Department. It recognized an urgent need for a change in the policy, legal framework, and institutions controlling...

NatureUganda (NU) is a branch of the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS) in Uganda. EANHS was set up in 1909, making it the oldest conservation organisation in...

New Course was established to help change the way individuals think about the links between people and the environment as well as the way organizations develop and deploy solutions. But most importantly, New Course was established to...

The New Nature Foundation (NNF) strives to conserve wild animals and wild places through education, empowerment, and an emphasis on creative solutions that promote people living in harmony with nature. Its current work focuses on...

Nkuringo cultural center (NCC) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to poverty eradication through conservation. The main aim of NCC is to improve communities wellbeing through the use of cultural heritage, eco-tourism and...

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad's strategy towards 2010 states that Norad:
- aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation,...

Among its many activities, the Norwegian Ministry of the environment is concerned with bilateral environmental cooperation.

Established in 1995, PRCF is a non-government, non-membership, non-profit organization. The goal of PRCF is imbedded within its mission statement; ‘to strengthen local participation in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem...

The Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF) is a Non-Governmental Organization created in 1992 by workers in and around the Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Pole Pole is Swahili, meaning slow and steady. The...

PROBICOU is a non-profit, nongovernmental organisation. It was established in 1999 and registered in November 2000 under the Non-governmental organisation’s 1998 registration statute. It was then incorporated as a public limited...

PIDP est une Organisation créée depuis le 20 Octobre 1991, par et pour les autochtones pygmées en vue de faire face aux problèmes socioéconomiques, de marginalisation, d’exclusion, et des multiples violations des droits humains dont...

Progressio, formerly known as The Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR), is an international development charity working for justice and the eradication of poverty. Progressio?s core values are:
? to eradicate...

The Projet Grands Singes (PGS) is an Integrated Conservation and Development Project where the conservation and development objectives are mutually dependent. PGS works in the periphery of the Dja Biospere Reserve in southeast Cameroon...

RECOFTC is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Bangkok, Thailand, that works closely with partners to design and facilitate learning processes and systems to support community forestry and community-based natural...

The Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) was established in 1985 with the mandate of collecting, conserving and propagating plant species, specialized and unique plant communities. The Centre implements various research trials relating...

ResourceAfrica is a partnership of two autonomous not-for-profit institutions that share a common purpose, one based in South Africa (RA-SA) and the other in the European Union (RA-UK). The mission of ResourceAfrica is to promote good...

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) was formed as a Non Government Organization (NGO) in 1997 and appointed a management Board of Directors later that year. The function was to oversee and guide the implementation and management of the RFU to...

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is Europe?s largest wildlife conservation organisation with over a million members, and is the UK partner of BirdLife International. The RSPB owns or manages 170 nature reserves in...

Rubaga Division is a Local Government which is mandated by the Local Government Act (1997) of Uganda to provide services to, and to design and implement development plans that aim at improving the living conditions of all persons living...

Rwenzori Mountains Development Association (REMODA) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 by community...

The SDZG-EFRP was set up following the observation of gorillas for the first time in the Ebo forest by a SDZG team in 2002. The gorillas of the Ebo forest are geographically intermediate between the western lowland and Cross River...

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established (Article 24) to support the goals of the Convention. Its principal functions are to prepare for, and service, meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COP) and...

SCNL is a conservation organisation which seeks to educate, encourage and assist civil society understand the need to conserve nature and build consensus on the effective management of biodiversity, to ensure that the use of natural...

The Department of Wildlife Management (DWM) is one of six departments within the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. A three-year Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management...

La partie orientale du block forestier du bassin du Congo, en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), est particulièrement riche en biodiversité et comprend trois  aires protégées inscrites sur la liste du patrimoine mondiale (PN...

St.Vincent De Paul Community Development Organisation (SAVIDIDO) is a non profit making organization that focuses on rural livelihoods improvement,environmental conservation practices and management, water, sanitation and hygiene...

The Refugee Studies Centre’s main concern is that research and advocacy regarding the rights of marginal and displaced peoples (those forced to move or forced to settle) are kept at the fore of international discussions, and that new...

Strong Roots focuses on conservation and sustainable development through educating and empowering the local and indigenous communities that live in the region of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP) in eastern Democratic Republic of...

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for...

TAHZINGDONG is non-profit, non-government organiSation working on environment and socio-economic development in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT’s) of Bangladesh. It intends to work with most disadvantage communities for improving their...

A collaborative partnership of three community-focused organisations (ANAI, APPTA, and CBTC), the Talamanca Initiative has worked since 1983 to integrate biodiversity conservation and socio-economic development in the Talamanca region...

Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF) is a collective civil society-based initiative that aims to improve natural resource management in Tanzania by addressing fundamental issues of natural resource governance. TNRF premises its...

TASONABI is a Tanzania-based NGO specialising in natural resource management and community development, through integrated interdisciplinary analysis and participatory programmes. In collaboration with partners, TASONABI contributes to...

Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education) is an indigenous peoples' organisation born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of indigenous peoples recognised, respected and...

Terra Viva Grants is an information directory of international grant makers for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the developing world. Terra Viva Grants provides detailed profiles of over 320 grant makers, and...

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) is a non-governmental organization committed to promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of chimpanzees and their...

TERI is an autonomous, not-for-profit research institute, established in 1974. While in the initial period the focus was mainly on documentation and information dissemination activities, research activities in the fields of energy,...

The Gorilla Organization works internationally to save the world's last remaining gorillas in the wild, by funding small grass-roots projects, run by local African partners, that tackle the real threats to the gorillas' long term...

 

Established in 1991, the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) is a post-graduate research and training Institute of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). ITFC is a leading research institution located...

Founded by the renowned primatologist herself, The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global non-profit organisation that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr.Goodall’s scientific work...

ANCE-Togo is a non-profit and independent network organisation of 26 affiliated member organisations and more than 436 individuals in Togo. ANCE/Togo and its members have been working for sustainable development in Togo since 1999. ANCE...

The Nature Conservancy?s mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Nature Conservancy has developed a...

The Oikos Trust for Environmental management (TOTEM), a non-profit organisation, was first registered in 2005. The trust’s primary goal is to strive for the integration of local livelihoods with ecological/environmental conservation,...

The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) was founded in 1999 by two graduate zoologists - Simon Husson and Helen Morrogh-Bernard - who were originally introduced to Sabangau and tropical peatlands (Borneo & Indonesia) by...

The Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) evolved from a research project called Elephants, Crops and People undertaken by Michael Keigwin in the 1990s and early 2000s. During his research he saw the daily threats facing people and...

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) is a non-governmental organisation that fosters community participation in resource management and sustainable use of ecosystems within the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor of...

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the global community. This agency was established in 1996 after the merger of the...

Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.

UNDP is the UN?s global development network, an organisation advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with...

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, promotes international co-operation among its 192 Member States in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. UNESCO works to create the...

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organisation, and WCMC 2000, a UK-based charity. UNEP-...

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. According to its...

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the US government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID...

One of the key aims of the University of Cambridge Conservation Institute is to promote meaningful dialogue within and between biological, physical and social aspects of biodiversity conservation across the University, as well as...

Via Campesina is an international movement that co-ordinates peasants organisations, small and medium-sized producers, small craft-workers indigenous communities and agricultural workers and defends the basic interests of these sectors...

Operating for over 26 years in East Africa, Village Enterprise’s mission is to equip people living in extreme poverty with resources to create sustainable businesses. Village Enterprise plays a unique role in the microfinance industry,...

Virunga Fund Inc. exists to support the conservation of Virunga National Park in the DRC, with a special emphasis on mountain gorilla conservation. Please give details of any relevant projects aimed at linking poverty and conservation...

Wetlands International is an International NGO that works globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, as a contribution to sustainable development. Wetlands International?s mission is to...

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. Founded in 1946 by the naturalist and artist, the late Sir Peter Scott, WWT is committed to the...

The wildlife clubs of Uganda (WCU) is a country wide association of young people’s environmental clubs who are committed to the conservation of Uganda’s natural heritage and the wise use of environmental resources. WCU was founded in...

Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) works to protect endangered species and their habitat while protecting the rights of the local people by providing training to uplift their living standard  through non timber forest products,...

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world?s largest system of urban wildlife parks. Today WCS is at work in 53 nations...

The World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP) is a global alliance of nomadic peoples and communities practicing various forms of mobility as a livelihood strategy while conserving biological diversity and using natural...

The mission of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), a global forum for scientists and conservationists in soil and water, is to promote worldwide the application of wise soil and water management practices that...

The World Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 184 member countries?the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays...

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people?s lives. The World Resources Institute?s mission is to move human society to live in...

WWF Australia works to conserve Australia?s plants and animals, by ending land clearing, addressing climate change, and preserving and protecting fresh water, marine and land environments. WWF Australia achieves this by working on the...

WWF European Policy Office (EPO) works on EU policies and actions. More specifically, WWF EPO looks at EU development, fisheries, climate change, environmental and sustainable development policies and commitments. EPO carries out...

Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) is the largest privately financed international conservation organisation in the world, with national affiliates in more than 30 countries, offices in over 70 countries and a global membership of more...

WWF Uganda Country Office (WWF-UCO) was established in 2009 by WWF-International to promote and facilitate its mission in the country as an integral part of WWF’s Global mission in East Africa.

The Goal of WWF-Eastern and...

WWF is a conservation organisation working in 100 countries and supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science,...

WWF?s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment, and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature; and WWF works with government, private sector and civil society to this end. The WWF...

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organisation that works to promote environmental justice in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Its main objective is to help poor and disadvantaged...

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation, carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the...

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