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“We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.”
~Francis Bacon

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NON-PROFIT TRAVEL PARTNERS

 TCT ORGANIZATIONS

GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES

  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
    http://www.usgs.gov/
    Created by an act of Congress in 1879. The USGS does studies on a national scale, long-term monitoring and assessment of natural resources and has no regulatory or management mandate
     
  • National Parks Service
    http://www.nps.gov/
    On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved legislation creating the National Park Service within the Interior Department. The act made the bureau responsible for Interior's national parks and monuments
     
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    http://www.epa.gov/
    The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends
     
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, Commerce and Industry (Belize)
    http://www.belize.gov.bz/cabinet/j_briceno/
    welcome.shtml

     
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/index-e.html
    CIDA supports sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world
     
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    http://www.noaa.gov/index.html
     

  INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS/AGENCIES

  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    http://www.cites.org/
    An international agreement between Governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
     
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/
    envir_e/envir_e.htm
    This links to the WTO trade and the environment page, and is a web-site within itself. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
     
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
    http://www.un.org/works/environment/
    environment3.html

     
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    http://www.who.int/en/
    The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. Began on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly.
     
  • United Nations Development Program
    http://www.undp.org/
     
  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    http://www.undp.org/
    Its members from some 140 countries include over 70 States, 100 government agencies, and 750-plus NGOs. For more than 50 years this ‘Green Web’ of partnerships has generated environmental conventions, global standards, scientific knowledge and innovative leadership
     
  • Europa (EU)
    http://www.undp.org/
    EUROPA is the European Union's portal web site
     

GREEN-BUSINESS LINKS

BOOK LIST/EDUCATION

  • Longitude
    http://www.longitudebooks.com/home.html
     
  • National Geographic books
    http://www.ngbooks.org/
     
  • EE-Link Environmental Education link
    http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/view_sorted_page.cgi
    EE-Link began as a service to environmental educators in 1992. At that time our server was strictly a Gopher service. Our web site began in 1993 and, since 1994, EE-Link has been a leading force in bringing environmental education to the Internet. Now, with over 10,000 users per week on average, EE-Link has become a comprehensive website for exploring environmental education on the Internet.
     
  • The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
    http://naaee.org/
    A network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971
     
  • EETAP
    http://eetap.org/
    A national leader in the delivery of environmental education training for education professionals. EETAP is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Education through a cooperative agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
     

  GENERAL ENVIRONMENT ISSUES/ECO LINKS

  • African Wildlife Foundation
    http://www.awf.org
    Together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever
     
  • World Wide Fund For Nature
    http://www.panda.org/
    WWF is a global organization acting locally through a network of family offices. All these offices do all they can to halt the accelerating destruction of our natural world.
     
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
    http://www.sida.se/Sida/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=107
    Sida is the Swedish aid authority and operates by order of the Swedish parliament and government. Sida's task is to create conditions conductive to change and to socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development.
     
  • The Global Environment Facility (GEF)
    http://www.gefweb.org/index.html
    Established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.
     
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
    http://www.gtz.de/english/
    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a government-owned corporation for international cooperation with worldwide operations. In more than 130 partner countries, GTZ is supporting c. 2,700 development projects and programs, chiefly under commissions from the German Federal Government.