An aerial view of the Maine North Woods, the Brazilian rainforests or the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest reveal gruesome wastelands where once there were thriving forest ecosystems. Diverse forests have been replaced by the planted rows of tree plantations, to be harvested rather than nurtured as a living system. We continue to clearcut our forests at a dizzying rate, seemingly oblivious to the economic and environmental reality that soon we will have no trees left to cut. Logging on both public and private lands is having a disastrous effect on many forest-dependent species. Groups like those that follow are working to end this madness; to stop the destruction of our forest lands before it's too late.
Grants given to groups in this category totaled $213,200.
425 78 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5K5 Canada
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society�Southern Alberta Chapter works to protect the ecological integrity and connectivity of at least 50% of southern Alberta�s landscape through conservation and planning tools focused on government policies and legislation, parks and wildlife.
Brno, Moravia 60200 Czech Republic
Hnuti DUHA promotes a free and democratic society that respects ecological limits and ensures a healthy environment by motivating people to help decrease pollution and increase conservation.
Katta-gun, Miyagi, - Japan
Mizumoribito No Kai works to educate citizens about the role and importance of forests in helping to conserve water.
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, - Japan
JATAN educates society about tropical forests, especially those in Australia and Indonesia, where paper is produced for Japanese consumption.
Interested in finding out more about environmental actions in your area, volunteering your time or donating money? Search our enviro grants recipients database for groups working in your neck of the woods.