The organizations listed below are both scientific and political. Some are featured regularly in the news media and are involved in controversial events. All reporting in the media should be questioned both from the point of view of accuracy and bias. Exploring these sites will provide more information about both the organizations and their issues. Each of us must evaluate all of this information to try and form a realistic understanding of environmental activism.
The decision for or against supporting or joining any particular
group is very difficult. It is not helped by the perplexing array of groups,
organisations and causes. Indeed, the environmental movement seems to make
most religions of the world seem unified and simple.
To be fair, however, this complexity does not simply represent the desire of individuals and groups to "run their own show". Ecosystems usually demand activity on at least three fronts: research; physical intervention (restoration etc.) and political intervention. All of these then must be applied at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels. Like a forest, it is easy to see how different species of organization can arise to fill each niche.
In the future, I plan to attempt to re-organize this page to reflect the various catagories of organizaton.