Conservation to support

Animal expert Laura Klappenbach lists her  organisations that work to save animals and ecosystems. Read through and pick one to support. Pick one that moves you.

Note: I have highlighted those foolish environmental organisations that are anti-nuclear and therefore against realistically solving climate change. The sad irony is this makes them dangerous to the animals and ecosystems they cherish.

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The Nature Conservancy

My note: they are open to nuclear power!

Laura says:-  The Nature Conservancy is my top pick among the many wildlife conservation organizations available today. The Nature Conservancy works with local communities, businesses, and individuals to protect over 100 million acres of land around the world. In doing so, The Nature Conservancy preserves entire wildlife communities and the rich species diversity that inhabits those lands. It’s a wholistic approach, one that I feel is vital to the health of our planet.

Among The Nature Conservancy’s more innovative conservation approaches is the debt-for-nature swaps. Such transactions ensure biodiversity conservation in exchange for debt owed by a developing country. Such debt-for-nature programs have been successful in many countries including Panama, Peru, and Guatamala.

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Conservation International

They seem to allow nuclear power:-

These are important goals. We need businesses, universities and governments to invest in R&D for low-carbon energy technologies: wind, solar, carbon capture, smart natural gas extraction, nuclear energy. All of these sources of energy need to be part of the equation.

Laura says:-  Conservation International employs scientists and policy experts to balance healthy ecosystems with sustainable human use. Conservation International aims to help stabilize global climate, protect fresh water, and ensure human well-being. To achieve their goals they work with indigenous peoples and non-governmental organization. Conservation International’s primary initiatives include climate, fresh water, food, health, culture, and biodiversity. 

Of all the significant initiatives Conservation International has achieved, its Biodiversity Hotspots project is for me the most impressive. This project identifies and protects biological hotspots—places that exhibit the richest diversity and most threatened collections of plants and animals on our planet.

 

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Wildlife Conservation Society

I have not been able to find any anti-nuclear bias. Please tell me if you do!

Laura says:-  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is another superb group working for the protection of animals and wildlife. The WCS supports zoos and aquariums while promoting environmental education and conservation of wild populations and their habitats. They also offer educational resources and a wide variety of conservation programs. Their efforts are focused on a select group of animals including bears, big cats, elephants, great apes, hoofed mammals, cetaceans, and carnivores. Their conservation projects stretch around the globe and are at work in regions including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and throughout the world’s Oceans.

The Wildlife Conservation Society was established in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society. Its mission was, and is, to promote wildlife protection, foster the study of zoology, and create a top-notch zoo. Today not one but five Wildlife Conservation Zoos exist in the State of New York, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium.

 

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International Crane Foundation

They had no anti-nuclear position that I could see — so no position is better than an anti-nuclear position.

Laura says:-  The International Crane Foundation (ICF) was established by founders George Archibald and Ron Sauey in 1973 on a horse farm in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The ICF works around the world to protect cranes and the habitats on which they depend. Although they focus on cranes, their work is valuable on a wider scale, giving insights into endangered species management, wetland ecology, habitat restoration, and the critical need for international cooperation. 

The ICF provides education about cranes on three levels—local, national, and international. In addition to educating people about cranes, the ICF also conducts captive breeding and reintroduction of cranes into the wild.

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 Friends of Haleakala National Park

They had no anti-nuclear position that I could see.

Laura says:-   The Friends of Haleakala National Parkconservation organization is a personal favorite of mine because they support a wide range of conservation projects to protect Hawaii’s unique Haleakala National Park. Their efforts include educational activities, cultural projects, research and service projects. The Friends of Haleakala National Park strives to preserve the ecosystems of Haleakala National Park, to protect the Native Hawaiian cultural, and to preserve the area’s scenic character. Haleakala National Park is located atop Maui’s Haleakala volcano and is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other national park in the United States. Among the park’s endangered species is the Hawaiian state bird, the Nene. The Friends of Haleakala National Park offers an adopt-a-nene program that raises funds to protect the endangered nene goose from a range of threats including invasive predators such as mongooses, feral cats and rats.

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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB have concerns over wind farms and the impact they can have on birds, and had some very specific concerns about the new Sizewell C siting, but no generic condemnation of nuclear power that I could see.

Laura says:-   The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) began in 1889 as an organization that opposed the inhumane use of exotic feathers in the fashion industry, particularly the use of exotic plumes to adorn the women’s hats that were so much in vogue at the time. The RSPB’s rules were straightforward-to discourage the mindless destruction of birds, to promote the protection of birds, and to refrain from wearing feathers of any bird.

Today, the RSPB has over 1 million members with a network of 12,200 volunteers all devoted to the protection of birds. The RSPB protects and restores habitat for birds and other wildlife, conducts recovery projects, researches problems facing bird populations, works with landowners and farmers to protect birds, and manages 200 nature reserves. Each year, the RSPB conducts the Big Garden Birdwatch survey, which is a great way for people in the UK to participate in a nation-wide bird count. 

Anti-nuclear ‘conservation’ agencies that would have you believe in the Tooth Fairy (renewable power). Avoid these groups!

 

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The so-called World Wildlife Fund are anti-nuclear power, and therefore anti-pandas.

 

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The so-called Natural  Resources Defence Council are anti-nuclear power, and therefore are anti-polar bears.

 

 

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The Sierra Club are famously and passionately anti-nuclear, and therefore are passionately anti-nature!

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Oceana use the same tired old myths agains nuclear power, and therefore are anti-oceans. I would not give a cent to such organisations!

 
 

 

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