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Environmental Resources

Several hundred environmental organizations can be found in the directories and guides previously listed. Below are some of the larger groups who's publications and Internet resources offer information and references to a multitude of nature subjects. Government agencies also provide information about the environment, wildlife and natural resources. Some of these agencies are listed below as well.

Amazing Environmental Organization WebDirectory!
With thousands of sites, it is the largest exclusively environmental organization directory on the Web and includes sites from over 100 countries.

American Rivers
1025 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 202-547-6900
Fax: 202-347-9240
American Rivers is a national river conservation organization in North America. Their mission is to protect and restore America's river systems and to foster a river stewardship ethic.

Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 St Joseph Boulevard
Hull, Quebec K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-997-1095
Fax: 819-997-2756
The Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), part of Environment Canada, handles protection and management of migratory birds, nationally significant habitat and endangered species, as well as work on other wildlife issues of national and international importance.

Conservation Directory
National Wildlife Federation
P.O. Box 50281, Hampden Station
Baltimore, MD 21211-4281
Tel: 410-516-6583
Fax: 410-516-6998
This book contains a comprehensive listing of over 3,000 organizations, agencies, colleges, and universities with conservation programs, as well as more than 16,500 officials concerned with the environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management.

Defenders of Wildlife
1101 14th Street, NW #1400
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 202-682-9400
Fax: 202-682-9400
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities, with a focus on the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.

Earth Day
Peter Drekmeier, Executive Director
91 Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104 Tel (206) 405-1773
The purpose of Earth Day is to increase awareness, responsibility and action toward a clean, healthy future for all living things. The Earth Day Network Web page has information about resources, events and other Earth Day organizations, as well as a signup page to participate in a major international Earth Day event.

Earth Island Institute (EII)
300 Broadway, Suite 28
San Francisco, CA 94133-3312
Tel: 415-788-3666, ext. 123
Fax: 415-788-7324
The EII was founded in 1982 by David Brower to foster the work of creative individuals by providing organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment. Their Web site provides in-depth information and resources from their projects, articles from the Earth Island Journal, and tools to directly impact environmental challenges.

Ecolinking : Everyone's Guide to Online Environmental Information
By Don Rittner
Published by Addison-Wesley Pub Co.
This book shows how to bring together the world environmental community through computer networks, bulletin boards, and online services and lists thousands of resources for conducting environmental and scientific research using the latest computer services and technology.

A huge listing of environmental groups, sites, resources, headline, action alerts and feature articles.

EnviroLink Network
5000 Forbes Ave, Suite 236
Pittsburg, PA 15213
Tel: 412-268-7187
Fax: 412-268-7036
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization...a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in over 130 countries. It is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources available.

Environment Canada's Green Lane
10 Wellington Street
Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-994-8162
Fax: 819-953-1599
A Web site about Canada's environment, provided by Environment Canada - a science-based government department. Provides a comprehensive source of up-to-the-minute data about Canada's environment, clean water and air, weather forecasting, and wildlife conservation. Contains many links to other environmental Web sites.

Environmental News Network (ENN)
P.O. Box 1996, Sun Valley, ID 83353
Tel: 208-726-3649
This Web site contains timely news, information and resources on the environment. Includes a guide to the Web which contains hundreds of sites about nature and the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
401 M Street, SW (3404)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Tel: 202-260-5922
Fax: 202-260-6257
The EPA's mission is to protect public health and to safeguard and improve the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which human life depends.

Friends of the Earth
1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005-6303
Tel: 202-783-7400
Fax: 202-783-0444
Friends of the Earth is a national, non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and empowering citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting the quality of their environment-and their lives.

Greenpeace International
Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Provides research and publications.

    Greenpeace USA
    1436 U Street NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Tel: 202-462-1177, 800-326-0959
    Fax: 202-462-4507

    In Canada:
    Tel: 416-597-8408
    Fax: 416-597-8422

    In Mexico:
    Tel: 525-523-2314, 525-536-4160

International League of Conservation Photographers
432 Walker Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
Tel: 703-304-1440
Fax: 703-759 5370
The International League of Conservation Photographers was recently created with the mission of using photography to furthering environmental and cultural conservation through photography.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
(formerly National Wildflower Research Center)
4801 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
Tel: 512-292-4100
Fax: 512-292-4627
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the only nonprofit research and educational organization committed to the preservation and re-establishment of native North American wildflowers, vines, grasses, shrubs, and trees in planned landscapes.

League of Conservation Voters
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-785-8683
Fax: 202-835-0491
The League of Conservation Voters is the national, nonpartisan political arm of the U.S. environmental movement, founded in 1970 to help elect and re-elect pro-environmental candidates to Congress. It monitors environmental laws and rates the voting record of every congressperson.

National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-979-3000
Fax: 212-979-3188
Bird Info: 212-979-3080
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

National Environmental Data Index (NEDI)
NEDI provides direct access to environmental data and information descriptions, and thereby, improves awareness of and facilitates access to data and information holdings. Data has been furnished by various US government agencies. A searchable database of environmental data and information is located at NEDI's Web site.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Correspondence Unit
1305 East West Highway, 1st Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: 301-713-1208
Fax: 301-713-1211
NOAA describes and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, and conserves and manages America's coastal and marine resources. Web site contains many links to weather and local forecast centers, as well as information resources.

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
1300 19th St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-223-6722, 800-628-7275
Fax: 202-659-0650
The NPCA is America's only private, nonprofit, citizen organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: 212-316-7441 or 800-200-8858
Fax: 1-212-316-7547
The National Religious Partnership for the Environment is a federation of major American faith communities with a goal to integrate commitment to global sustainability and environmental justice permanently into all aspects of religious life.

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22184
Tel: 703-790-4100, 800-822-9919
Fax: 703-442-7332
NWF advances common-sense conservation policies through advocacy, education, and litigation across the country and around the world. Efforts focus on the conservation of wildlife and wild places and the health of the environment, endangered species and habitats, wetlands, water quality, land stewardship and sustainable communities.

National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA)
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW - Suite 311
Washington, D.C. 20007
Tel: 202/298-8095
FAX: 202/298-8155
The NWRA is the only national membership conservation organization devoted solely to the National Wildlife Refuge System. Their Web site contains information about action alerts, laws that affect refuges, news of what's happening in Washington, and Fax and phone numbers of key senate and house subcommittees.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Ressources naturelles Canada
580 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0E4
Tel: 613-995-0947
Fax: 613-992-7211
As the predominant natural resource department of Canada's federal government, NRCan has a mandate to promote the sustainable development and responsible use of Canada's mineral, energy and forestry resources, and to develop an understanding of Canada's landmass. Web site includes forest service and geological survey, with a variety of information and links.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-727-2700
A non-profit organization with more than 350,000 members nationwide, NRDC's mission is to preserve the environment, protect the public health, and ensure the conservation of wilderness and natural resources. Has up to date reports on environmental politics and news.

Natural Resources Research Information Pages (NRRIPS)
NRRIPS is a private Web page intended to be an Internet resource guide for natural resources students, researchers and practitioners. Web site has links to information on guides, catalogs, databases, literature, publishers, bookstores, and more.

Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
221 Pine St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 415-398-4404
Fax: 415-398-2732
RAN works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. Their "Tribal Links" Web page is rich with information regarding groups, conferences, media, and even music about rain forests and the environment.

Sierra Club
85 Second Street, Second Floor
San Fransisco, CA 94105-3441
Tel: 415-977-5500
Fax: 415-977-5799
The Sierra Club is a non-profit member supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions - legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

Subject Guide to Environmental Literature
Tel: 44-1803-865913
Fax: 44-1803-865280
This Internet resource is a guide to many environment-related publications.

The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog : Access to Tools & Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
By Howard Rheingold
Produced by Whole Earth Review
P.O. Box 3000
Denville, NJ 07834-9879
Tel: 415-256-2800 or 888-732-6739
Fax: 415-256-2808
The sections on natural history are compendiums of important books and ideas. Also contains reviews of books, magazines, tools, software, video- and audiotapes, organizations, and services plus ideas on whole systems, sustainability, community, health, sex, household, family, technology, politics, communications, travel, livelihood, and learning.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1606
Tel: 703-841-5300
"Nature's real estate agent." That's The Nature Conservancy. Among environmental organizations, they fill a unique niche: preserving habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need to survive. Involved with international programs. Has an informative Web site and magazine.

The Wilderness Society
900 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: 202-833-2300
Fax: 202-429-3957
The Wilderness Society is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America's prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American land ethic.

U.S. Department of the Interior
Executive Secretariat
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-3181
The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honor responsibilities to tribes.

U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Department of the Interior
507 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Tel: 703-648-4585, 800-872-6277
Fax: 703-648-5548
The U.S. Geological Survey provides the Nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the Earth.

Western Alliance for Nature
22350 Carbon Mesa Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 456-0611
The Western Alliance for Nature was founded to rescue and protect vanishing lands where wildlife and indigenous cultural resources are threatened by human activity.

Who Is Who in Service to the Earth : People, Projects, Organizations, Key Words
By Hans J. Keller (Editor, VisionLink Education Foundation)
Published by K. G. Saur
This book lists and cross-references over 8,000 people, projects and organizations throughout the world who are dedicated to the restoration of the earth's land, water, skies and people. All of the basic information for a person, project or organization is found under the organization listing - all easily accessed by person, project, country, or keyword indexes.

Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The WWF leads efforts in more than 50 countries across five continents to protect the world's threatened wildlife and the habitats they need to survive. A particular emphasis on tropical forests worldwide and, of course, pandas.

    WWF United States
    1250 24th St NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    Tel: 202-293-4800
    Fax: 202-293-9211, 202-293-9345

    In Canada:
    Tel: 416-489-8800

    In Mexico:
    Tel: 525-286-5631
    Fax: 525-286-5637

Yahoo Directory on Animals, Insects and Pets
Internet directory which contains many links to Web sites that have information on animal behavior, arachnids, birds, insects, mammals, marine life and more.

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