NGOs Working for Environmental Protection in The World

NGOs working for environmental protection in the world


How are environmental NGOs different from other NGOs? What is the motto of environmental NGOs?  Well, lots of similar questions come to our mind while listening to the term “environmental NGOs.” Let us know the answer to those questions first.

NGOs that mainly focus on environmental issues are called environmental NGOs. These NGOs work for environmental protection and conservation from the misuse by human activities.

Further, they spread awareness in public about environmental issues and solutions. They also conduct campaigns worldwide to create awareness among people about depleting natural resources and protecting them.

NGOs Working for Environmental Protection in The World

Moreover, Environmental organizations can be global, national, regional, or local. Here, we will discuss the NGOs working for environmental protection in the world, i.e., the global environmental organizations.


WWF or world wildlife fund was started in 1961 by 16 of the world’s leading conservationists. This organization is functional in 100 countries.

The mission of WWF is to conserve nature and minimize the threats to the diversity of life on earth. It works in the field of food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forest, and oceans.

Collaborating with the local communities, this organization furthermore conserves the natural resources and protects the rare species by restoring their habitat.

Besides, WWF has conserved much wildlife, including tigers, giant pandas, elephants, gorillas, sea turtles, polar bears, rhinos, whales, etc.

“Visit here: www.worldwildlife.org


UNEP is broadly called the United Nations environment program. This was founded by Canadian philanthropist Maurice Strong in 1972.

This global environmental authority’s mission is to encourage caring for the environment by inspiring and informing people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Thus, it works against pollution such as air pollution, chemical, and waste, ocean and sea pollution, water pollution, etc.

Besides these, it works to minimize climate change, disasters and conflicts, and many more. Mainly UNEP is working to ensure the effective delivery of environmental dimensions of the 2030 agenda.

“visit their website here: www.unep.org


FOEI is the abbreviation of ‘friends of earth international.’ This organization was initiated by David Browser, Donald Within, and Gary Soucie in 1969 in San Francisco.

It has spread to approximately 74 countries. FOEI has 75 national member groups and 5,000 local activist groups.

The national member groups focus on the significant issues of their own country and participate in the international campaign of FOEI.

This organization further campaigns in today’s most urgent environmental and social issues and promotes solutions that will help to create a healthy environment.

Moreover, the main focus of FOEI is on climate justice and energy, food sovereignty, forests, biodiversity, and human rights.

Visit here: www.foei.org

International Women Association Keep:

Melissa Matteucci founded the international women association keep in 2017. This organization’s slogan is that ” together we can be the change we want to see in the world.”

This organization’s mission is women empowerment, education, poverty reduction, and reduction of plastic pollution in the environment.

IWA kep creates jobs for women of Cambodia who are bound to quit studies due to poverty. They provide employment to collect plastic bags and then recycle those.

Recycled products can be bought online. In other words, we can say that IWAkep plays a significant role in the reduction of plastic pollution and women empowerment.

Visit them here: www.iwakep.com


ZELA represents the Zimbabwe environment law association. It was formed in 2000 and legally constituted as a trust in November 2001.

ZELA is a dominant public interest environmental law group situated in Zimbabwe. This organization’s goal is achieved by legal and policy research, advocacy, impact litigation, conflict resolution, and civic education.

Furthermore, they work to help impoverished communities to assert and claim their environmental and cultural rights within the natural resources and environmental sectors.

Visit here: http://www.zela.org


GEF stands for the global environment facility. It was established in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit as a pilot program with the World Bank to help in the protection of the environment and to promote environmental development.

GEF focuses on seven fields, such as biodiversity, climate change (mitigation, adaptation), chemicals, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management, and ozone layer depletion.

This organization has spread to 184 countries and has collaborated with 18 agencies as well as civil society organizations (CSOs).

The critical people of this organization are Carlos Manuel. Besides, the GEF has supported approximately 24,000 civil society and community initiatives in 133 countries.

“visit them here: www.thegef.org

Client Earth:

Client earth was founded in 2008 by James Thornton. This organization uses the power of law to bring systematic changes that will protect the earth.

This organization has a focus to end pollution, tackle climate change, defend wildlife and habitats, protect forests, etc.

Further, its goal is to build a future in which people and the planet will develop together. Clientearth is fighting to make it legal for NGOs to file environmental cases in court.

Their website: www.clientearth.org

Recently, in 2017 client earth was awarded as the most influential environmental group by green leaders.


Greenpeace was established in 1971 by a group of people who were trying to stop the US nuclear weapon test. Now Greenpeace is functional in 55 countries. The present CEO of this organization is Annie Leonard.

Greenpeace has set its goal to ensure the capacity of our planet to nurture life in all its diversity.

Moreover, the mission of this organization is to use nonviolent and creative ideas to reveal environmental problems and their cause globally. Greenpeace also has ships that sail over oceans to protect them and to fight environmental issues.

“visit here: www.greenpeace.org

Global Witness:

The international nonprofit NGO global witness was established in 1993 by Patrick Alley, Charmian Gooch, Simon Taylor.

This organization further gives more attention to natural resource related conflicts and corruption, associated environmental and human rights abuses.

Besides, with the collaboration of the partnership Africa Canada, this organization was nominated for the Nobel peace prize in 2003.

visit them here: www.globalwitness.org

Green Cross International:

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev started it in 1993. The main focus of this organization is to provide support and help countries with ecological trouble.

This organization is now operational in more than 30 countries. Green cross international moreover contributes to the prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation.

Visit them here: www.gcint.org


As the world is moving towards destruction, it is our responsibility to save it. With increased development, the destruction of this environment has also been improved.

Moreover, environmental NGOs are taking many innovative steps to protect the environment. So, we should support these NGOs to encourage their working potential.

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