Focused in the nations of Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru, Amazon Watch seeks to protect Indigenous people from habitat destruction, degradation, and the exploitation of valuable natural resources found in the Amazon rainforest that native communities depend on to live. In partnership with communities, NGO's, concerned shareholders and citizens, Amazon Watch works to build local capacity and long-term protection of Indigenous lands. Through media exposure, legal action, and the like, this organization aims to pursuade governments, corporations and financial institutions to honor the rights of Indigenous populations. Finally, Amazon Watch aims to empower native Amazon communities to use their collective voice to advance their own visions for their territories, and safeguard areas and human settlements threatened by large scale development.
Visit Amazon Watch today: http://amazonwatch.org/
Offering a wealth of publications and reports dealing with some of the most current and pressing ocean issues. Click here to find ways how you can help or join this unique network today: http://www.seakeepers.org/ocean-issues.php
An extention of the National Geographic Society focusing their attention and efforts on Ocean conservation. There are multiple ways you can gain information on ocean wildlife and the most pressing issues surrounding our oceans. http://www.ogsociety.org/
A highly informative and innovative website representing the Dr. Sylvia Earle conglomerate movement towards safeguarding our living oceans.
Dr.Earle has been a major figure and pioneer in ocean exploration and conservation for many years, and she is still one of the top leaders and communicators of ocean preservation and restoration today. This website is unique, offering a look into our blue planet's "hope spots". The latter are areas rich in significance and importance to maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems, and they need special protection. Please visit The sea Alliance to help Dr. Sylvia Earle in her quest to save the oceans! http://www.sylviaearlealliance.org/
"The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department" section of this website offers publications, news, and reports. http://www.fao.org/fishery/en
A collective effort of over 160 individuals researching in the fields of shark biology, conservation management, and fisheries working to ensure to sustainable use and conservation of all shark, rays, and Chimearas. To find our more: http://www.iucnssg.org/index.php/index
AIMS is specialized in tropical marine science. With its research institutes working to investigate a broad range of marine environment issues, AIMS is committed to protecting Australia's pristine marine resources. http://www.aims.gov.au/index.html
Focused on the protection of whales, but also works to protect all marine life. They study the human impacts on the ocean. They work to inform the public about the marine environment through research and ocean expeditions. http://www.oceanalliance.org/
A marine wildlife organization, working on an international level to protect marine wildlife and end the illegal slaughter of species of whales, dolphins, sharks, seals, etc. An innovative entity, SSCS take action to expose critical issues and are very effective in gaining world attention by enforcing environmental law on the high seas.http://www.seashepherd.org/
Led by Jean Michel Cousteau, son of the ocean pioneer Jacques Yves Cousteau. This organization celebrates the ocean while motivating the world to recognize the connection between humans and the sea. The website includes programs for children to get involved in ocean conservation. http://www.oceanfutures.org
The Amazon river basin and surrounding rain forest encompasses more than 1/3 of the entire world's wildlife.
The enormous tropical forest and 2nd longest river on the planet cover an area exceeding 5,400,000 km2!!
The Amazon's rain forest has the richest biodiversity, while the river system is home to over 2,100 fish species...with more being discovered every year!
Illegal gold mining and deforestation are two destructive practices threatening the Amazon. This vast area is home to numerous native communities that rely on their surrounding environment to survive.
A true wonder of the world, the Amazon rain forest and river basin require protection, restoration, and conservation action in order to withstand aggressive human exploitation.