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WWF - Pakistan

Why We Are Here

Pakistan contains a diverse topography of geographical features and is home to incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Over the last century, lack of understanding and awareness has led to human practices that have exploited the country’s natural resources without replenishing them. A growing population and increasing infrastructure needs have also led to the decimation of animal habitats and forests, and resulted in loss and endangerment of animal and plant species only found in Pakistan.

With an urgent need for an organization to meet and counter these growing conservation and environment issues, WWF-Pakistan was formed in 1970.

Who We Are

For its first fifteen years, WWF-Pakistan was a small organization which relied on individuals for financial support and honourary scientific input. It was in the late 1980s that the first formal project for environmental education was started. Since then, the programmes of WWF-Pakistan have expanded rapidly to increase its conservation efforts. WWF-Pakistan works through 30 offices with a team of over 500 dedicated staff members. With its head office in Lahore, it has regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.

WWF-Pakistan is a proud member of the WWF International Network, one of the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with almost four million supporters, 4,500 staff members and a global network active in more than 100 countries. We have a global vision when it comes to conservation, but we hold true to local perspectives and needs while accomplishing our work.

Contact Information: 
Head Office
Ferozepur Road P.O. Box 5180
Lahore
Pakistan
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Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE)

 

To protect environment at local, national and global level to implement Agenda21*, through advocacy, research, non-political, non-religious and non-racial approach.
SCOPE strives to achieve its mission through non-political, non-religious, non-racial, non ethnic, commitment driven approach.

Agenda 21: sustainable development agenda adopted by United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), at Rio, Brazil in 1992 

Strategy

The main strategic thrust of SCOPE is to contribute its role in shaping up of governmental policies within the framework of global environmental/Sustainalbe Development(SD) agenda. SCOPE’s operational strategy is to involve experts, volunteers, media, students, government agencies and other stakeholders in achieving its goals. SCOPE has been using advocacy, public awareness, research, participatory learning, networking, public interest legal actions as its tools.

The mission and work of SCOPE is more relevant than ever, considering the challenges faced by humanity due to climate change, biodiversity loss and deterioration of natural resources.

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Pakistan
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Child Health and Environment Save Society (CHESS) Nepal

Child Health and Environment Save Society Nepal (CHESS Nepal) is a legally registered, not-for-profit, non-religious, non-political, non government social organization. It was established in 1997 in Lamjung district and got affiliated to SWC in the same year. Currently it is working in different districts of western Nepal. CHESS addresses the concerns on child rights, health, education, environment, awareness raising, and income generation. We have been working in the field of social mobilization since the year of our establishment. We regard social mobilization as the significant tool for community development.

Contact Information: 
CHESS Nepal , Administrative office
Besishahar-9, Shera
Lamjung
Nepal
NP
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Federation of Community Forestry Users

Established in 1995, FECOFUN is an autonomous, non-profit national federation of forest users which advocates for the rights of community forestry user groups. FECOFUN’s membership stands at about 8 million people from almost all of Nepal’s 75 districts, making it the most important civil society association in Nepal.

Major activities of FECOFUN include support to forestry user groups in the preparation and revision of constitution and operation plans, NTFP development and income generation, empowerment of women and disadvantaged groups, and advocacy on community forestry related issues.

Some outcomes of volunteers’ work:

The Uniterra Program provides organizational capacity building support to FECOFUN as well as technical support in areas of FSC certification, NTFP enterprise development and marketing. In 2010-2011 the strategy of FSC certification for forestry cooperatives is continuing as 10 new cooperatives joined the 20 existing ones. Women now account for 50% of the membership in Forest Users Groups, a remarkable milestone in terms of gender equality.

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Nepal
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Nepal Youth Climate Network

Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) is a youth lead coalition of the Nepalese youth and youth groups tackling climate change, the biggest challenge of our generation. NYCA was established in August 10, 2008 with the motto “Caring for Climate, Caring for Ourselves”.

Vision
We envision an economically prosperous and sustainable Nepal where youth play an active role in leading the society towards cleaner future.

Goals
Our goal is to protect Nepal and the Nepalese people from the adverse impacts of climate change by spreading awareness, advocating policies and taking action. We aim to play a key role in transitioning Nepal towards climate resilience by leading adaptation efforts and mitigation of GHGs.

Objectives
We work with the following objectives

  • To raise awareness in local, national and international level regarding climate change.
  • To educate, empower and mobilize youth to achieve our goals and vision.
  • To establish the network of youths in the Local, National, Regional and Global level for the Climate Campaigning.
  • To conduct the research and studies on the different components of climate change.
  • To support the Nepalese government in international negotiations for the strong lobbing on Nepal’s and Nepal member coalition’s position.
  • To pressurize the large GHGs emitting countries for deeper cuts in their emission within their boundaries
  • To pressurize developed countries to assist with the adequate and predictable financial support for the adaptation and transfer of the technology in the developing country.
  • To pressurize Nepalese government for switching towards the low carbon economy.
Contact Information: 
Clean Energy Nepal
140, Bulbule Marga Thapagaun, Baneshwor
Kathmandu
Nepal
NP
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Humanitywatch

Humanitywatch is a non-government non-profit making voluntary organisation formed in 1998 by some progressive sociocultural activists to work for common goods. Humanitywatch obtained legal status on 13 February 2005 under the Societies Act XXI of Bangladesh vide registration number 119/2005. Humanitywatch is mainly depends on voluntary contribution of the members, sympathisers and volunteers who are working intensively with the poor, marginal and underprivileged biodiversity dependant people i.e. forest people, indigenous communities, marginal farmers and climate forced migrants.
 

The organization started its journey with blood and eye donation program and donated more than 10,000 bags of blood to the poor and vulnerable patients. Through the relief work in flood of 2000 & 2002, the organization realized that the floods of southwest coastal region are the effect of unplanned development initiatives. From the realization, humanitywatch had taken some programs to meet the problems of the region such as Series Dialogue on the Rights of Subalterns: local & global perspective, Movement against water logging, Study on human rights situation of southwest region, Study on economic justice of child labours in Khulna and observation of national and international days related with human rights and justice.

Contact Information: 
Nuri Manjil, 39 Farukia Mosque Cross Road
Azizer Moor, Boyra,
Khulna
Bangladesh
BD
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Center for Development and Peace (CDP)

Bangladesh is a country of beauty, culture, and history. This wonderfully vibrant nation is stricken with a multitude of problems associated with environment, poverty, health, and equality. The Center for Development and Peace (CDP) is a non-governmental organization aimed at empowering the poor and vulnerable in this country through education, health support, and community development.

     
   

CDP was founded in 1998 with the goal of empowering the most vulnerable and at-risk woman and children of the Meherpur region. Women are very neglected in Bengali society and face oppression both in the home and the work place. The most vulnerable are the widowed, divorced, or poor; who are dependent on society and viewed as a burden. Many of these women face a difficult future in poverty and are at risk of life threatening disease, physical abuse, and forced abduction into life as a sex worker. To avoid these terrible ends; CDP initiated programs focused on environmental sustainability, human rights, vocational training, community health, and disease prevention to help these woman become independent, healthy, educated, and active members of society.

Contact Information: 
Circuit House Road, Polash Villa ( 1 Floor ) 7100 Meherpur
Bangladesh
BD
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Islamic Relief Bangladesh

Islamic Relief, Bangladesh is an International Development Organization established in 1984 and registered with the UK government charity commission. It has a consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council. It is a members of Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA), Disaster Emergency Committee( DEC) ,  European Confederation of Development and Relief NGOs (CONCORD), British Overseas NGOs for Development and International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Islamic Relief, Bangladesh started its works in Bangladesh regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and gender and involved in nation-building since 1991. Islamic Relief seeks to promote sustainable economic and social empowerment by working with local communities in times of disasters as well as through development programs in the sectors of child rights, gender, water and sanitation, education, sustainable livelihoods and disaster risk reduction.

Contact Information: 
House # 10,Road # 10, Block # K, Baridhara 1212 Dhaka
Bangladesh
BD
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Participatory Research & Action Network

 
PRAN is a non-profit organization searching development alternative to strengthen people’s initiative by promoting human rights, economic rights, governance, trade justice and sustainable livelihood. 
 
PRAN was setup by a group of civil society activist, young researcher and journalists from the costal part of Bangladesh in year of  2003, when the initiators realized that the development situation of greater Noakhali area are lacking research, civil society activism, information technology;  rights-base organizations to play essential role in promoting rights to development approach for sustainable livelihoods. The organizers decided to setup a research advocacy and ICT focused organization by grassroots leadership. The board members are also wise and highly experienced in the development sector. They are playing their roll to reduction of social tension in based on the convention that civil society could play a crucial role towards the end.
 
Contact Information: 
Maidee Housing state
House # 08, Road # 30 Maijdee, Noakhali
Bangladesh
BD
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Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research & Education (INHERE)

The Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education (INHERE) is dedicated to sustainable development in the Himalayan mountain region – its People, Environment and Economy . With its main office at Masi, Almora, in the picturesque Ramganga valley of Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in India, INHERE is working for holistic development of the region with active involvement of local communities since 1982. At INHERE, we have continuously striven to be an open and a learning organization, inculcating an organizational culture to achieve effectiveness and excellence.

Contact Information: 
206, Gupta Arcade, Mayur Vihar Phase-1
110 09 Dehli
India
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