Environmental & animal protection



Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - Actively works toward the acquisition of rights for all nonhuman animals by educating the public and the veterinary profession about a variety of issues concerning nonhuman animal use. The AVAR is actively seeking reformation of the way society treats all nonhumans and an increase in environmental awareness, as well. www.avar.org

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- No More Homeless Pets in our lifetime. www.bestfriends.org/

CHAI (Concern for Helping Animals in Israel) - Its Arab-Jewish program "Living Together" was designed to teach youngsters greater understanding for humans through caring for animals. www.chai-online.org

Crabgrass -- A small NGO based in San Francisco working globally and locally, on environmental, social justice and human rights issues. www.crabgrassusa.org

Environmental Working Group -- Cutting-edge research on health and the environment. www.ewg.org

Friends of the Earth -- National environmental organization dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. As the largest international environmental network in the world with affiliates in 63 countries, Friends of the Earth empowers citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting their environment. www.foe.org

Green Corps -- Mission is to teach the next generation of environmental leaders the strategies and skills they'll need to win tomorrow's environmental battles while providing critical field support for today's pressing environmental problems. That's why in 1992, we enlisted the help of legendary environmental activists David Brower, Cesar Chavez, and Lois Gibbs to help us create Green Corps and our Environmental Leadership Training Program. www.greencorps.org

Greenpeace -- Info and resources on campaigns re oceans, forests, climate, toxics, nuclear, genetic engineering. www.greenpeace.org

Let the Animals Live -- Israeli animal sanctuary talking with Palestinian counterparts about working together for the animals. "As soon as the situation calms down, we're going to move forward with that project--together." http://www.letlive.org.il/english/home.php

Palestine Wildlife Society -- Palestinian environmental group. "We promote peace and cooperation for the purpose of improving the lives of human beings and animals." Imad Al-Atrash, director. www.wildlife-pal.org.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- The largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. www.peta.org

Rainforest Action Network -- Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. www.ran.org

Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land (SHADH) --Sanctuary in Tulkarn, Israel, close to the Palestinian border. Name chosen carefully to avoid seeming partisan. Lucy Fensom, director. "I want to take children's minds off killing and teach them about compassion through the care of donkeys. One day I want to bring Jewish and Arab children together under one roof at my sanctuary." www.safehaven4donkeys.com.

Union of Concerned Scientists -- Nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions. www.ucsusa.org

United Animal Nations -- United Animal Nations was founded in 1987 by a small group of humane movement workers with more than 120 years of aggregate experience, who wanted to save animals in danger or in need, left behind during disasters, Premarin mares and foals, etc. www.uan.org

Wildlands Project -- The mission of the Wildlands Project is to protect and restore the natural heritage of North America through the establishment of a connected system of wildlands. The idea is simple. To stem the disappearance of wildlife and wilderness we must allow the recovery of whole ecosystems and landscapes in every region of North America. www.wildlandsproject.org

World Society for the Protection of Animals -- International federation of animal welfare organizations with offices in 13 countries and more than 370,000 supporters worldwide. The ethical basis of WSPA's policies is that it looks beyond the conservation of a species to individual animals. www.wspa.org.uk