Conservation Organizations

To give you an idea of the international, national, tribal, state and local efforts to protect biodiversity, here is a list prominent organizations dealing with the issue:

GOVERNMENTAL

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
https://www.cbd.int
The Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
See Aichi Biodiversity Targets: https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/
See Global Biodiversity Outlook: https://www.cbd.int/gbo/

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Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
https://www.ipbes.net
Biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people underpin almost every aspect of human development and are key to the success of the new Sustainable Development Goals. They help to produce food, clean water, regulate climate and even control disease. Yet they are being depleted and degraded faster than at any other point in human history. IPBES is unique – harnessing the best expertise from across all scientific disciplines and knowledge communities – to provide policy-relevant knowledge and to catalyze the implementation of knowledge-based policies at all levels in government, the private sector and civil society.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
https://www.iucn.org
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organizations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. The IUCN compiles a Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org

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National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/.../nrcs/site/national/home/
NRCS works with landowners, land operators, and others through conservation planning and assistance to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals for productive lands and healthy ecosystems. NRCS uses science-based technology, tools, and applications to support sound natural resources conservation. NRCS experts from many disciplines work together and with others to ensure effective conservation practices. See Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/id/home/

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Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA)
https://plantconservationalliance.org/welcome
The PCA is a collaborative partnership among 12 U.S. Federal Agency Members (the Federal Committee) and nearly 400 Non-Federal Cooperators (the Non-Federal Cooperators Committee). PCA Members and Cooperators work collaboratively to solve the problems of native plant conservation and native habitat restoration, ensuring the sustainability of ecosystems in the United States. The depth and strength of PCA is in the scientific expertise, networking, and the ability to pool resources to protect, conserve, and restore our national plant heritage for generations to come.

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U.S. Dept. of Interior: National Park Service (NPS)
https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
See Upper Columbia Basin Network: https://www.nps.gov/im/ucbn/index.htm
See National Park Service / Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, The River Mile Network: https://therivermile.org

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
https://www.epa.gov
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
https:// www.fws.gov/help/about_us.html
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.
The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country, including a headquarters office in Falls Church, Virginia, and eight regional offices representing the 12 Unified Interior Regions.
See Endangered Species Act: https://www.fws.gov/.../us.../endangered-species-act.html

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STATE

Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG)
https://idfg.idaho.gov
See Panhandle Region: https://idfg.idaho.gov/region/panhandle

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Idaho Office of Species Conservation
https://species.idaho.gov

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TRIBAL

Kalispel
https://kalispeltribe.com

Kootenai
https://ucut.org/members-tribes/kootenai-tribe-idaho/

Coeur d’Alene
https://www.cdatribe-nsn.gov/our-tribe/

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE)
https://zeroextinction.org
Launched globally in 2005, the Alliance for Zero Extinction was established to identify, effectively conserve and safeguard the most important sites for preventing global species extinctions.

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American Heritage Wildlife Foundation
https://ahwf.org
American Heritage Wildlife Foundation works towards the preservation of all wildlife through rehabilitation and community education. This takes place because of thousands of volunteer hours. We are working to create the first Inland Pacific Northwest Nature Center. Required federal and state permits have been acquired allowing the use of animal artifacts as tracing devices. We anticipate the grand opening of the Nature walk - guided pathway on Earth Day 2020.

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Audubon Society
https://www.audubon.org
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
-See Idaho Audubon, Coeur d’Alene Chapter: http://cdaaudubon.org/

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Center for Biodiversity and Conservation of the American Museum of Natural History
https://www.amnh.org/.../center-for-biodiversity...
The American Museum of Natural History created the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) in 1993 to contribute its extensive scientific and educational resources to the conservation of the great variety of life in all its forms and the essential interactions among them—our planet’s biodiversity.

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California Academy of Sciences
https://www.calacademy.org
A CNC organizer and developer of the iNaturalist app.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
https://nhm.org
A CNC organizer.

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Children & Nature Network
https://www.childrenandnature.org
We believe that the well-being of children and the wild places we love are inextricably linked. And while research tells us that regular time outdoors is essential for children’s healthy development, today’s kids are less connected to nature than ever before. We also know that longstanding systems of injustice have impacted the design and distribution of green spaces, and call for new policies informed by people who have been impacted by racism and systems of inequity. We are committed to strengthening efforts to advance equity in access to nature. We support and mobilize leaders, educators, activists, practitioners and parents working to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature–and to increase safe and equitable access to the natural world for all.

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Conservation International
https://www.conservation.org
For over thirty years, Conservation International has worked to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy and finance, we’ve helped protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across more than 70 countries. See Biodiversity Hotspots:
https://www.conservation.org/priori.../biodiversity-hotspots

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Defenders of Wildlife
https://defenders.org
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is the premier U.S.-based national conservation organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of imperiled species and their habitats in North America.

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Duck Unlimited
https://www.ducks.org
Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

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Earth Island Institute
https://earthisland.org/index.php/project
For more than 30 years Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which civilization depends.

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Ecological Society of America (ESA)
http://www.esa.org/about/
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.

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Encyclopedia of Life
https://eol.org
Join a global effort to document all 1.9 million named species of animals, plants and other forms of life on Earth.

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E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
https://eowilsonfoundation.org
The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s mission is to foster a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide preservation of our biological heritage. We believe that by enhancing our public understanding of biodiversity, we can foster a culture of stewardship in which people are inspired to conserve and protect the natural world. See the Half Earth Project: https://owilsonfoundation.org/half-earth-project/

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Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
https://www.fauna-flora.org
As the world's oldest international wildlife conservation organization, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been safeguarding threatened species and ecosystems worldwide for well over a century.

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Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
https://www.scotchmanpeaks.org
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is committed to connecting the people of North Idaho and Northwest Montana with their wild backyard. Situated near the Idaho-Montana border, Scotchman Peaks is the highest point in Bonner County, Idaho, at 7,009 feet. The Friends’ mission is to make sure this rugged land is saved for our children and grandchildren.

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Idaho Conservation League
https://www.idahoconservation.org
The Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s leading voice for conservation. With offices in Boise, Ketchum, and Sandpoint, we work hard and smart to protect the air you breathe, the water you drink and the wild places you and your family love.

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IdaH2O
https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/idah2o/about
The IDAH2O Master Water Steward program launched in 2010 and has 400 certified volunteers. Participants attend an 8-hour workshop that combines classroom instruction and hands-on fieldwork. Once a volunteer becomes a certified IDAH2O Master Water Steward, they adopt a stream location to monitor regularly. Monitoring includes habitat, biological, chemical and physical assessments.

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Integral Ecology Research Center (IERC)
https://iercecology.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to the research and conservation of wildlife and their ecosystems. Founded in 2004, IERC has conducted and continues research on several sensitive wildlife species, with the ultimate goal of providing knowledge and understanding towards the conservation of these species and their habitats. Our projects cover many different habitats, from alpine settings to old-growth coastal forests to deserts and tropical jungles.

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Izaak Walton League (IWL)
https://www.iwla.org
To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

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Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT)
https://kaniksulandtrust.org
Kaniksu Land Trust is trying something new: proving the relevance of nature and conservation to the broader community by creating authentic opportunities to connect with the land. Nature is a powerful force for addressing concerns related to health, education, and community. By applying a community-driven model to its conservation work, KLT is able to address community challenges while encouraging a strong conservation ethic. Join us to support healthy, vibrant communities in north Idaho and northwest Montana, while ensuring the viability of our shared landscape into the future.

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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society (KNPS)
https://nativeplantsociety.org
Mission: to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho, to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations, to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration, to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.

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Master Naturalists
-Master Naturalist Programs by State
https://www.ecosystemgardening.com/master-naturalist-programs-by-state.html
-Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs
https://anrosp.wildapricot.org
The Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs is a national network of natural resource education and service programs which provides leadership, information, and resources to support the establishment and expansion of its member programs.
-See Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists
https://idfg.idaho.gov/master-naturalist/chapter/pend-oreille
The Pend Oreille chapter has an energetic core of members from across the Idaho Panhandle (three counties). Most are retired and enjoy the volunteer activities, in particular, volunteering at and developing Idaho Fish and Game’s Waterlife Discovery Center. Members volunteer with many local environmental non-profits in the beautiful Idaho Panhandle.

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National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
https://www.nwf.org
America's largest and most trusted conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. We've been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation's collective heritage. See Garden for Wildlife: https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife, and Community Wildlife Habitat: https://www.nwf.org/CommunityWildlifeHabitat/.
-Garden for Wildlife: https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife
-Community Wildlife Habitat: https://www.nwf.org/CommunityWildlifeHabitat/

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NatureServe
https://www.natureserve.org
We are a nonprofit organization made up of passionate biodiversity scientists who want to apply the best information to decision-making. Change is made one decision at a time. And every good decision starts with good information. We want to make it possible—and easy—for people to use accurate, current scientific information as the basis for their conservation decisions and subsequent actions. The NatureServe Network empowers people to sustain biodiversity by making sure everyone has access to the knowledge they need to be better stewards of our shared lands and waters. We serve as an authoritative source of comprehensive, decision-quality biodiversity data.

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Native Plant Societies
-Native Plant Societies by State
https://www.ecosystemgardening.com/native-plant-societies-in-north-america.html
-North American Native Plant Society
https://nanps.org/
Committed to preserving native plant habitat in wild areas and restoring indigenous flora to developed areas.
-See Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society (KNPS)
https://nativeplantsociety.org
Mission: to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho, to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations, to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration, to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.

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Nature Conservancy
https://www.nature.org/en-us/
Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners. Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
See Nature Conservancy – Idaho: https://www.nature.org/.../where-we.../united-states/idaho/

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Ocean Conservancy
https://oceanconservancy.org
Works to protect the ocean from today’s global challenges.

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Orianne Society
https://www.oriannesociety.org
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and the ecosystems they inhabit.

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Panthera
https://www.panthera.org
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.

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Selkirk Alliance for Science
https://www.selkirkscience.org
We are an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit alliance of scientist and nonscientist volunteers who advocate an increased understanding of the nature, value, and integrity of science to benefit our communities. Our members have expertise in applying and teaching earth, life, and physical sciences. The communities we call home are located in northeast Washington and northern Idaho.

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Selkirk Conservation Alliance
https://scawild.org
Our Mission is to engage the public in southern Selkirk resource and land management issues through cooperation, scientific inquiry, education, and economic diversification.

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Sierra Club
https://www.sierraclub.org/
The most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.

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Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
https://conbio.org
Serves as the premier international membership society for professionals, students and non-profits dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving biodiversity. Publishes the Conservation Biology Journal and Conservation Magazine.

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Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
https://www.ser.org/page/about
For more than three decades, the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has given voice to the field of ecological restoration and provided leadership in all aspects of its development. We are a dynamic global network of more than 3,000 members who foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise among ecological restoration practitioners and scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

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Stroud Water Research Center
https://stroudcenter.org
Stroud™ Water Research Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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Student Conservation Association (SCA)
https://www.thesca.org
America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

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Trout Unlimited
https://www.tu.org
To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
See Trout Unlimited, Panhandle Chapter: https://panhandletu.org/

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Xerces Society
https://www.xerces.org
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. As a science-based organization, we both conduct our own research and rely upon the most up-to-date information to guide our conservation work. Our key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.

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Waterkeeper Alliance
https://waterkeeper.org
Strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.
-See Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper: https://www.lakependoreillewaterkeeper.org

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WILD Foundation
https://www.wild.org
We are the people helping to keep Earth wild. If you believe in the importance of protecting Earth’s wild and irreplaceable nature then you’ve come to the right place. The WILD Foundation has been building new, innovative solutions for wilderness from the ground up since 1974. Solutions that revolutionize opportunities for the entire conservation sector.

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Wilderness Society
https://www.wilderness.org
Uniting people to protect America’s wild places.
See Idaho Wilderness Society: https://www.wilderness.org/wild-places/idaho

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Wildlife Conservation Network
https://wildnet.org
WCN protects endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists who ensure wildlife and people coexist and thrive.

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World Wildlife Fund
https://www.worldwildlife.org
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.

Posted by geogehrig geogehrig, March 21, 2021 03:54

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