Corner House supports the
growth of a democratic, equitable, and non-discriminatory civil society
in which communities have control over the resources and decisions that
affect their lives and means of livelihood.
International (ERI) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization
(NGO) that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense
of human rights and the environment, our Earth rights. Earth rights are
those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being
and a sound environment, and include the right to a healthy environment,
the right to speak out and act to protect the environment, and the right
to participate in development decisions.
Defense (previously known as the Environmental Defense Fund) works
to stabilize the Earth's climate, safeguard the world's oceans, protect
human health, and defend and restore biodiversity.
The Association for International
Water and Forest Studies (FIVAS)
works to obtain and disseminate information about the consequences of
large dams and hydropower projects in the Third World.
of the Earth is an
autonomous international environmental network with affiliates in 63
countries, dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the
Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting
environmental, political, and social justice around the world.
Response helps protect the environment by creating partnerships for
effective citizen action.
organizes public campaigns for the protection of oceans and ancient
forests, for the phasing-out of fossil fuels and the promotion of
renewable energies in order to stop climate change, for the elimination
of toxic chemicals, against the release of genetically modified
organisms into nature and for nuclear disarmament and an end to nuclear
Halifax Initiative is a coalition of environment,
development, social justice and faith groups deeply concerned about the
policies and practices of the international financial institutions and
committed to their fundamental reform.
connects organisations worldwide which are monitoring international
financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF, and
regional development banks.
Environment works throughout the Pacific Rim, especially in the
Russian Far East and Siberia, on harmful natural resource projects,
International monitors and exposes the devastating effects of
international projects financed by Canadian tax dollars.
Underground is an environmental and human rights organization that
supports communities threatened by mining, oil and gas activities.
Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support
the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots
organizing, and non-violent direct action.
River World from the
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) highlights river issues
around the globe, and is dedicated to the conservation and improved
management of our waterways.
Ruckus Society provides training in the skills of non-violent
civil disobedience to help environmental and human rights organizations
achieve their goals.
World Rainforest Movement is a global network of citizens' groups of
North and South involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests
against the forces that destroy them.
World's Water is dedicated to providing up-to-date water resources
data, and connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals
working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.
World Bank Bonds Boycott is an international campaign using
grassroots economic power to demand an end to structural adjustment
lending and other environmentally and socially destructive World Bank
Rivers works to preserve and restore America's river systems and to
foster a river stewardship ethic.
Conservation Network is organized to foster involvement by
interested individuals, aquarists, and scientists in the preservation,
conservation and enhancement of aquatic life.
Chica Land Trust works to acquire, preserve, restore, and manage
1700 acres of Bolsa Chica lands in California.
Cape Fear River Watch, Inc. is a non-profit, grassroots
environmental organization, open to everyone, dedicated to the
improvement and preservation of the health, beauty, cleanliness, and
heritage of the Cape Fear River Basin.
Riverkeeper Network works to protect and restore the Delaware River,
its tributaries and habitats through advocacy, enforcement and citizen
International Accountability Project (IAP) is a public interest advocacy organization that offers legal support to a global network of people who are seeking to hold international financial institutions and multinational corporations accountable for violations of environmental and human rights. IAP also work to defend the rights of communities around the world threatened with displacement by international development projects.
Canyon Institute is dedicated to providing leadership in the
restoration of Glen Canyon and the free flow of the Colorado through it.
River Assembly is a non-profit citizens' group founded in 1982
to restore and protect the beauty and health of the Haw River and Jordan
Lake in North Carolina.
Rivers United is a statewide, non-profit river conservation group
devoted to the protection of Idaho's rivers, streams and riparian areas
and the recovery of Idaho's wild salmon and steelhead. The web site also
has a section on Dam Relicensing.
of the Earth Japan One of the first environmental citizen's groups
in Japan, Friends of the Earth-Japan (FoE-J), created in 1980, is
committed to the preservation, restoration, and rational use of the
for India's Development believes in learning humility, purity
and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth and
targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden
Chashma Irrigation Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank,
has destroyed local livelihoods and ecology, and violated basic human
rights. The Chashma area, locally known as Daaman, is facing a number of
other destructive development projects. Through this website, the
friends of the Chashma and people of Damaan hope to present the
perspective of grassroots people's movements on the issue.
Rivers Network New South Wales is a coalition of environment
groups and individuals concerned about the need to conserve the
biological diversity, natural functioning and health of the inland
rivers and wetlands of NSW.
2000 Works to restore Lake Pedder in the heart of the
Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
the Earth - International Financial Institutions Campaign includes
links to all safeguard policies of the international financial
institutions, to their respective appeal and compliance mechanisms, and
experiences with earlier claims. We have tried to make all the
information on these issues that is already available more easily
Hydropower Campaign originated
to protect the river network in Galicia from destructive hydropower
development projects and to promote a sustainable approach to river
And Water provides services to municipal and rural communities,
mostly within the Carpathian Euroregion.
the Danube Wetlands works to influence public opinion to defend the
unique and ancient Danube wetlands and to show that there is a solution
(the "Compromise Plan"), which can satisfy the legitimate
desires of all the parties.