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Biodiversity and Habitats
Amazon Co-op - income raised from products harvested and produced by the indigenous communities in the Amazon is used for Health, Education and Protrolling the reserve borders
Amazon Watch - works with indigenous and environmental organisation in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights
Amazonia - news, info and links
Amizade - offers alternative travel programs with a mix of community service and recreation which provide volunteers opportunity to participate first hand in the cultures of the Brazilian Amazon, Bolivian Andies, Australia, the Navajo Nation, or the Greater Yellowstone Region
Andrew Lees Trust - helping develop educational programs in the south of Madagascar
Borneo Project - helping Borneo's indigenous peoples in their struggle to regain control of their ancestral lands
British Naturalists' Association - the national body for naturalists and one of the country's oldest Natural History organisations and organises study days, field weeks and weekends, lectures and exhibitions nationally.
British Trees - information about conservation and forestry
Carrifran Wildwood - aims to re-create, in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, an extensive tract of mainly forested wilderness with most of the rich diversity of native species present in the area before human activities became dominant
Conservation International - focuses on trying to preserve and promote awareness about the world's most endangered biodiversity through scientific programs, local awareness campaigns, and economic initiatives
Country Goer - the national campaign to promote access to and within Britain's countryside by public transport.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species UK (CITES) - info and legislative framework
Earth Culture - promoting a sustainable Earth (USA)
East Hampshire and Sussex Downs Conservation Board - south downs virtual information centre to help protect the South Downs which includes the East Hampshire and the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Ecology Fund - for critical habitat and wilderness preservation (USA)
EIA - Environmental Investigation Agency - an independent, international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime
Endangered Species - info, action, education, organisations and lots more
Environment Site - info and internet fundraising to protect environmental resources and reduce global warming (USA)
European Centre for Nature Conservation - furthers European nature conservation by bridging gap between science and policy. ECNC has become a renowned expertise centre offering support to the development, review and implementation of European nature conservation policies. ECNC organises and mobilises the expertise within universities, research institutes, conservation agencies, and reference centres
Forest Stewardship Council - helping the good stewardship of forests by providing the FSC Trademark on timber and timber-based products identifying the products as coming from FSC certified forests
Gaia & Forest Conservation Archives & Portal - on ending deforestation, preserving old-growth forests, conserving all forests, maintaining climatic systems and commencing the age of ecological restoration
Greenforce - volunteers working with scientists and the host country University on biodiversity projects in regions whose environment is at risk
The Jatun Sacha Foundation - development of innovative and concrete programs in community agroforestry, environmental education, and public health including conservation and research in Ecuador
Kew Gardens - royal botanic gardens, botanical Information and data, collections, events and much more
LAMMP - Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme to monitor national and multi-national mining companies active in Latin America as well as support NGOs and local groups affected by, or interested in, these activities
London & West Middx. National Trust Volunteers - an environmental conservation group, who perform practical conservation work on National Trust properties throughout the UK The group is a voluntary non profit making organisation.
National Biodiversity Network - a union of like-minded organisations that are collaborating to create an information network of biodiversity data and wildlife that is accessible through the Internet to ensure that our natural environment remains diverse, rich and sustainable now and for future generations.
Nature BBC - excellent source of info, facts, fun, quizzes and links for children and adults alike.
The Nature Conservancy - to preserve plants, animals and natural communities by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive (USA)
Naturenet - provide a good resource for practical nature conservation and countryside management in the UK on the Web for ecologists, rangers, wardens, volunteers, students, tree wardens, biologists, birdwatchers, land agents and farmers and anyone who enjoys the countryside.
The Plant Rack - info on plants, animals & resources
Quoditch Moor Nature Reserve - a prime example of Culm Wet Grassland, much of which has disappeared over the last few decades. The reserve is available for study by private visitors and educational parties by prior arrangement. It is not open to the general public
Race for the Rainforest - by clicking a donation is generated to protect rain forest
Rainforest Action Network - works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organising, and non-violent direct action
Rainforest Information Centre - news, information, education packs and resources and lots more
Rainforest Site - by clicking a donation is generated to protect rain forest
Sierra Club - British Columbia Rainforest Site aims to minimise the destructive effects that logging, mining and other developments have on our natural environment through public education and awareness raising, educational programs for schools, communication through media and advocating conservation directly to government.
WildNet Africa – everything you need to know about Africa's Wildlife and more
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) - promotes the conservation of wetlands focusing on rare wetland birds. Founded in 1946 by the artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott, WWT is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre - an office of the United Nations Environment Programme that provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources, and helps others to develop information systems of their own.
World Land Trust - seeks to conserve the World's tropical forests, as well as other biologically important habitats, which are threatened by destruction
World Rainforest Movement - 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. It works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and settlement and other projects that threaten them

Business [top]

Ethical Junction - a gateway to the ethical sector for people in the UK and Ireland, giving a focal point for a broad range of ethical issues and trading
Field Forensics - Data collection/salvage, analysis of environmental evidence, esp. for Water Resources Act 1991(s.85) prosecutions and contaminated public water supply investigations. Expert Witness for Trials, Public Inquiries and Tribunals. Extensive experience in analysis of compliance with environmental legislation in UK and overseas, and international standard EIAs.
The International Corporate Environmental Reporting Site - the Global Gateway to Environment, Health, and Safety Reports from companies around the world.
National Centre for Business & Sustainability (NCBS) - inspired and set up by The Co-operative Bank, the NCBS advocates environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to a range of businesses and organisations. The Centre represents a unique not-for-profit partnership between The Co-operative Bank and the four universities of Greater Manchester. The NCBS draws upon the ecological and ethical policies of The Bank and the technical expertise from across the four universities and the wider scientific community.

Climate Change [top]

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre - includes the World Data Centre for Atmospheric Trace Gases, is the primary global-change data and information analysis centre of the US Department of Energy. CDIAC responds to data and information requests from users from all over the world who are concerned with the greenhouse effect and global climate change. CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level
Climate Ark - climate change news & information portal and archive dedicated to promoting public policy that addresses global climate change through reductions in carbon dioxide and other emissions, energy conservation, alternative energy sources and ending deforestation.
David Suzuki Foundation - a federally registered Canadian charity which explores human impacts on the environment, with an emphasis on finding solutions by finding and communicating ways in which we can achieve a balance between social, economic, and ecological needs. Much of the present work takes place within two main project areas, climate change and Pacific Salmon Forests.
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment - excellent one-stop source of information, for younger and older users alike, on a range of atmopsheric issues, including air quality, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion.
National Climatic Data Center - long served the USA's national resource for climate information. NCDC's data is used to address issues that span the breadth of the USA's interests. As climate knows no boundaries, it works closely with scientists and researchers world-wide. NCDC has a growing archive of nearly 500 terabytes of data.

Education [top]

Centre for Human Ecology - an international institute for transformative education by addressing the interconnected issues of ecological sustainability and social justice by integrating ecological understanding with the wealth and values of the Scottish and other intellectual traditions which combine a democratic community grounding with an inclusive international sense of identity and by empowering individuals, communities and organisations to undertake action for change by developing consciousness, professional skills, creativity, and leadership
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education - School of Environment with undergraduate courses, research and consultancy activities in environmental domains and us use of its facilities
De Montfort University - offers a range of subjects including conservation, built environment, energy and Sustainable Development
Department of Land Economy Cambridge - a specialised department within Cambridge, devoted to the multidisciplinary study of land, property, the environment and resource management.
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions - Schools Page - Information published on this Web site is specifically written to support the National Curriculum. Informative and catering for children ranging from 7 to 16 yeras of age as well as parents and teachers.
The Environment Council - an independent charity dedicated to enhancing and protecting Britain's environment through building awareness, dialogue and effective solutions.
EE-LINK Environmental Education - your Link to Environmental Education Resources on the Internet
Explore Parliament - the parliamentary unit education pages informative and catering for children as well parents and teachers.
Green Generation - yesterday is what grown-ups did...tomorrow is what kids will do...for inspiration, fun & hope, on this site you will find 1000 ways to help protect Life on our planet.
International Conservation Awareness Network (ICAN) - hold conservation camps where you can take part in ecology and renewable energy projects. Educational, relaxing & fun - Children welcome. Plus music, yoga, judo, aikido, tai chi and Capoeira.
Mighty Media - mission is to empower youth, educators, and organizations through the use of interactive communications technology. Mighty Media's award winning education services have a current membership of over 100,000 K-12 educators and youth from 76 different countries.
Ollie Recycles - a website for kids all about the 3R's – "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle." It's full of great games, fun puzzles and competitions too - you can win prizes for yourself and your school. There's loads of information that you can use for school projects. Ollie and his friends will help you around this website and teach you more about the 3R's. you can also order a free copy of the Ollie Recycles CD-ROM through your school
Oneworld's Kids Channel - Tiki the Penguin - Welcome to my home page. Together let's try to make the world a kinder place for people and penguins. Right now I've got Quizzes, Features (you know, things that interest kids), Guides (finding out about life), a Friends page and loads more. I'm making some Fun stuff too with funky music and puzzles
The Site - produced and managed by YouthNet UK, a small registered charity. It is designed to connect, principally young people in the UK, to the best information, help and advice available. It tries to enable people to make informed decisions for themselves and strive to be the best they can.
Sort it - is an opportunity for young people (15 – 20) to come together on an exciting residential camp to explore the environmental issues that concern us, to make a video ‘Youth Charter for the Environment’, and to build lasting friendships and networks across eastern and western Europe.
University of East London - offers honours degree courses in Environmental Sciences, Professional Nature Conservation, Environmental Biology, Animal Biology and Conservation, Environmental Plant Sciences, Wildlife Conservation, Green Technology, and Archaeological Sciences to give you a choice of approach to the major areas of interest such as biodiversity, conservation and pollution.
University of Glamorgan - offers honours degree courses and postgraduate in Environmental Science including Environmental Pollution Science.
University of Strathclyde - the Graduate School of Environmental Studies (GSES) provides multi-disciplinary environmental education including building partnerships between the University and the Private, Public and Voluntary sectors, to promote environmental awareness and understanding.
Wildkids - part of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust lots of fun things to and lots of facts about nature and wildlife.
Young TransNet - using the Internet to assist children and young people in transport research and action. The long term aim of Young TransNet is to increase walking, cycling and the use of public transport, and to reduce motor traffic.
Global Volunteer Network - offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. The vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers.

Energy [top]

Easypower - the first energy portal established to provide consumers with information on changes in the marketplace including a price comparison service for electricity and gas easypower and providing the consumer with news and information updates.
The Institute of Energy - promotes the cost effective and environmentally responsible provision and management of energy in all its forms, and fosters the professional development of its members to the benefit of the wider society in the UK and overseas.
Climate Change Solutions - an online resource centre of Success Stories, Opportunity Areas, Tools and Resources on how to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Combined Heat and Power Association - works to promote the wider use of combined heat and power and community heating. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology is now in use in a large and growing number of locations in the UK and it is likely that there will be at least double of today's 3.8GWe of capacity by the year 2010. This will bring with it many environmental gains including significant reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.
The Energy Saving Trust - established as part of the UK Government's response to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This addressed worldwide concerns on environmental issues such as climate change and global warming. Today, the EST is the UK's leading organisation working with a range of partners to deliver energy efficiency to domestic consumers.
Eonline - daily news about the gas, electricity, water, coal utilities and the environment.
Forest of Dean Energy Team - part of a network of Regional Energy Agencies across Europe. These agencies are working to achieve European targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and developing sustainable energy practices through regional energy management. The Energy Team works across all sectors with local authorities, businesses, the local community and the energy industry. The region covered is the Forest of Dean District and the adjoining Wye Valley.
Klimaschutzaktion nordlicht - northern lights (nordlicht) is a public campaign for climate protection by energy saving and traffic reduction. With a strategy of Participative Social Marketing we try to stimulate citizen activity against greenhouse effect and global warming. The concept is based on social psychology.
The British Astronomical Association (BAA) - Campaign for Dark Skies. BAA is the UK's largest body representing the interests of all those - astronomers and non-astronomers - who appreciate the beauty of the night sky and value it as a natural resource. It is, unofficially but indubitably, a site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty: if it can be seen! there a campaign for darker skies
The National Energy Foundation - an independent educational charity, based at Milton Keynes in the UK. Its objective is to work for the more efficient, innovative, and safe use of energy and to increase the public awareness of energy in all its aspects
OPET - The OPET Network is an initiative of the European Commission which aims to disseminate information on, and promote the benefits of, new innovative energy technologies. These energy technologies cover the areas of renewable energy sources, rationale use of energy in industry, buildings and transport, solid fuels and hydrocarbons. The OPET Network is supported by the Enterprise Directorate-General, under the INNOVATION Programme, in collaboration with the Energy Directorate-General, under the demonstration component of the JOULE-THERMIE Programme.

Environmental Illnesses [top]

MCS-Global - Awareness, Education, Information & Recognition of Chemical Injury, Chemical Hypersensitivity, Chemical Sensitivity/MCS & other chemically induced illnesses & diseases affecting civilians & military personnel, Global Chemical Pollution & the disastrous effects on human health & environmental health, Cancer and the chemical connection
Kallangur, Queensland, Australia
phone 61+7+32853573
Email: dbucklan@bigpond.net.au or diana@mcs-global.org

Environmental Toxins Foundation - (ETF) was set up in 2001 to cater for the lack of developmental and research programs in the field of toxicology. The intention: to focus on the impact of chemical agents on human health.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Trust - A group established from demand to provide a platform for sufferers of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Gulf War Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, EMF and Sick Building Syndrome to publicly voice their issues and by networking with other sufferers to provide a vehicle in order to campaign for the recognition of immune system dysfunction symptoms and proper treatment of this condition rather than treating the sufferers as a psychiatric problem.
Mary Kempf's site - The purpose of this web site is to provide a place to share information, support, and to "lighten the load" concerning the MCS/EI situation.
Ability Maine - Welcome to AbilityMaine, Maine's Online News Magazine and Resource Guide for People With Disabilities. Th site provides a guide to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Resources.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Resources and Referrals - Professional outreach, patient support, and public advocacy devoted to the diagnosis treatment, accommodation, and prevention of MultipleChemical Sensitivity Disorders.
CO Support - CO Support was founded by Debbie Davis in 1995 after her health was destroyed by a leaking flue from a gas fire in the living room. Her aim was to set up a support group for other sufferers, and to gain as much information as possible about the long term health effects of CO. Even with limited publicity, a large number of people have sought help from the group, and the membership of CO Support has grown rapidly.
MCS Survivors - This site was originally compiled in 1996 by a multiple chemically sensitive person, Lynda Hamilton, in an attempt to organize the growing body of information and resources on multiple chemical sensitivity (environmental illness) available on the www.
Chemically Free - Offers sensitive skin care products for those with multiple chemical sensitivities. Products include household cleaners, sunscreen, deodorants, and bath products.
Urban Pollution - Over the last few years, several anecdotal accounts of injury due to low level CO poisoning have been passed to me at b.croxford@ucl.ac.uk
ME Action UK - This is a new online organisation. We started off as a mailing list; a group of people that wanted to discuss the issues, news, research and views surrounding the complex and debilitating illness known as chronic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Center
- Facts, statistics and other patient resources, along with a directory of treatment providers. Click first on chronic illnesses then on MCS.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week - Read John Engler's Executive Declaration of May 7-13, 2000 as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Tourette's Syndrome
Learn about the environmental and allergy connection to this disease.
The Healthy House - provides information or products available to help people who suffer from allergies.
M.E. Association - The ME Association is a national ME/CFS charity with 9,000 members in the UK & overseas and over 80 local support groups. The services include medical research, support, self help, information, education and awareness.
Allergy UK - Allergy UK encompasses all types of allergy and provide advice and support to sufferers including details of NHS allergy clinics and the specialists involved.
National Eczema Society - The National Eczema Society is the only organization in the UK and one of the most established organizations worldwide dedicated to the needs of people with eczema, dermatitis and sensitive skin.
Healthopedia http://www.healthopedia.com/eczema/
Electromagnetic Hazard & Therapy - Is the only independent, regular news report in the United Kingdom, covering the research and debate on the health hazards of electromagnetic fields related to powerlines, VDUs, mobile phones/masts and microwave sources, such as radar, as well as their positive uses in orthodox and complementary medicine, including electro- and magnetotherapy.
National Asthma Campaign - An independent UK charity dedicated to conquering asthma.
Hyperactive Children's Support Group - Hyperactive Children's Support Group is a UK based charity offering help and support to hyperactive children and their families and offering advice and support on treating your child WITHOUT REVERTING TO DRUGS.
What Doctors Don't Tell You - Lifts the lid on modern medicine.
Association for Environment Concious Building - The AECB encourages greater environmental awareness within the building construction industry. The Association, its network of members and publications provide a wealth of knowledge for the construction of energy efficient and ecologically sensitive buildings.
Action Against Allergy - This charity offers an information service that includes a database of specialist doctors, allergy specialists and dietitians. Those needing this information can learn where to go in their own particular area. In addition, there is a very comprehensive list of books on allergies, diets, treatments and lifestyle, and a library of information leaflets, including essays written by AAA's own members.
Neways Products - provides products available to help people who suffer from allergies and sensitivities.
Health and Safety Executive - The UK Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain. Our mission is to ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled.
Vitamins and Nutrition Center - where you will find information on vitamins, the latest vitamins research, expert knowledge on vitamins and tips for proper supplementation with vitamins.

Legal [top]
Beagle - excellent legal reference site.
Department of Health - Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of people in England. Here you will find the latest on the Department's work, as well as health and social care guidance, publications and policy.
UK Government Online - The easy way to government information and services online.Gain access to Government services online or look for government resources on important life episodes, including moving house and having a baby.
Council of Europe - Online portal to Europe.
European Court of Human Rights - Database of the case-law of the supervisory organs of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Action for Justice - is a non-profit, non-party grass roots campaign for ministerial accountability.

The Campaign for A Fair Hearing
- is an umbrella organisation which endorses the Initiative for Equality and Justice.
Civil Rights Movement - comprehensive information on civil rights.

Useful Links [top]
The Society Directory - A Classified Directory of Society Web Links



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