NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) in Conservation and Tourism

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El colonialismo como el gran negocio de las ONG
Destrucción neta de biodiversidad

Other stories in Mongabay’s Conservation, Divided series:
Part 1: Has big conservation gone astray?
Part 2: How big donors and corporations shape conservation goals

Buzzword Bingo

Accountability - Government - NGO - NGOverse - Players - Transparency

Yahoo Group

Spotlight NGOs

Social Web
Conservation International

Forum for the Future


The Nature Conservancy

Tourism Concern

World Wildlife Fund

Acción por un Turismo Responsable

Tourism Watch

Ecotourism Australia - Newsroom
Wilderness Society - An olive branch offered at the Wilderness Society (04.2010)
The leadership of the Wilderness Society is attempting to end a damaging split within its ranks by making it easier for all members to vote at annual general meetings, regardless of whether they can attend the meeting in person.Over the past 33 years, the Wilderness Society has grown from its small Tasmanian roots into a national body with many branches. It raises $15 million a year in donations and has more than 45,000 paid up members, making it the largest environmental group in Australia. But since last year's annual general meeting, attended by just 14 people, the Society has been deeply divided and legal action is pending.
Save The Wilderness Society

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Development Gateway
Forum for the Future

Other forums



Amazon Alliance (USA)

Blue Ocean Institute (USA)

Center for Environmental Leadership (CELB) (USA)

Conservation International Ecotravel Center (USA)

Tourism Wiki - Conservation International (USA)


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Coral Reef Alliance (USA)

Responsible Diving

Coral Parks Programme

Guide to Good Practice

Development Gap (USA)

Earth Island Institute (USA)

Ecologic Institute International (CANADA)

Foundations of Success (USA)

Friends of the Earth (UK)

Green Tourism Association (CANADA)

The International Ecotourism Society (USA)

Island Resources Foundation (USA)

Tourism and Coastal Resources Degradation in the Wider Caribbean

Leave No Trace (USA)

National Geographic Society (USA)

Sustainable Tourism Resource Center

Tourism professionals



Natural Resources Defense Council (USA)

National Wildlife Federation (USA)


The Nature Conservancy (USA)

Ecotourism Programs

Success Stories



Goals and Objectives



Historic U.S.-Peru Debt-for-Nature Swap

Members Ecotraveller Survey;internal&action=cs.plain.action

Pact (USA)

Planet Drum (AUSTRALIA)

Project Utila Iguana (HONDURAS)

Pronatura Chiapas
Pronatura Yucatan

Rainforest Alliance (USA)

Sustainable Tourism Program

Smart Voyager Certification

Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council (STSC) Project ||



Mea World Tours

Sierra Club (USA)



South American Explorers (USA)

Tearfund (ENGLAND)

Tourism Campaign

Worlds Apart Report

Tourism Concern (ENGLAND)

Wild Aid (USA)

Wildcoast International Conservation (USA)

Wilderness Society (Australia)
Wilderness Society Website
Save the Wilderness Society Website
Original Sunday Age article that broke the story
New Matilda article
Wilderness Society at risk of imploding

New Ventures (USA)

Aligning Commitments

World Wildlife Fund International

World Wildlife Fund UK

Tourism - WWF/UK

World Wildlife Fund Mexico

World Wildlife Fund Brazil

World Wildlife Fund Greece

Whale Watching in the Arctic


Aid Effectiveness - Development Gateway (USA)

Non-governmental organization - Wikipedia

NGO Manager (USA)

NGO Watch (USA)


Charity Navigator
- Rating service

- Portal on Southern Civil Societies

Eco Index
- Mesoamerican environmental

Global Policy
- Global


World Conservation and Wildlife Trust


Pronatura Mexico


NGOS in Tourism and Conservation



Mama Hope

Mark Dowie
Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century, MIT Press, 1995
- Demonstrates how national and international environmental groups have lost touch with local environmentalists. This book has a good review of NAFTA and politics in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Mark Dowie
American Foundations MIT Press, 2001
- The author conducted more than 200 interviews with foundation officers, critics, and grant recipients in addition to extensive research in foundation archives to assess the status of foundations. His assessment that organized philanthropy has been "slow to see problems coming, slow to respond, and quick to justify every decision" is accompanied by a series of suggestions on how to make reforms.

ONG ambientalistas en México

A colleague writes

Tengo algunas preguntas sobre las ONG ambientalistas en México, espero puedas respondermelas, como siempre ira tu credito inlcuido en el artículo. Cuáles son las ONG ambientalistas que tienen credibilidad para la sociedad, cómo podemos saber que son organizaciones que en verdad utilizan los recursos donados a favor de su lucha?
Históricamente cuál ha sido la importancia de las ONG ambientalistas en el mundo, en el caso de México cómo es?
En estos tiempos de crisis ambiental, donde presenciamos fenómenos como es el calentamiento global, cuál es la importancia del trabajo de las ONG en este tema?
Cuál es su opinión sobre el trabajo en equipo de gobierno y ONG?
Cuál es la valoración que la sociedad debe dar a las ONG que trabajan por el medio ambiente?
De qué forma cada individuo puede trabajar en conjunto con este tipo de organizaciones?

Administrative note - A few years ago hosted an e-conference on NGOs in Tourism and Conservation and we created an index of organizations working around the world. In order to update that information and include links to relevant information on institutional websites and Web 2.0 channels, we are relaunching the index on this wiki. Suggestions are welcome.


Randolph Foundation is pleased to announce the International NGOs' workshop on Development Financing that will bring together 314 representatives of NGOs/CBOs from all over the world is scheduled in New York, United States of America, (U.S.A.)

Sep 3-5 Bonn Germany 64th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference: “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens”.
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