Wildlife Conservation Groups
American Bird Conservancy (ABC)
About: ABC is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization whose mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABCbirds1 (@ABCbirds1)
About: Fin Free was designed and is spearheaded by United Conservationists (UC) not-for-profit organization founded by Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart. It is an open-source campaign working to make the world fin free, supported by a variety of organizations.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamfinfree (@teamfinfree)
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
About: Founded in 1969, IFAW saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. They rescue animals, protect entire populations and preserve precious habitats. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it’s dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. They also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as their campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IFAWCanada (@IFAWCanada)
Jane Goodall Institute
About: Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, her Institute is a global non-profit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. Specifically, Jane Goodall Institute seeks to: improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy; contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities; create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaneGoodallInst (@JaneGoodallInst)
National Audubon Society
About: The National Audubon Society works to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, chapters, centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education, and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife, and the resources that sustain us all – in the U.S. and Across the Americas.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/audubonsociety (@audubonsociety)
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
About: Wildlife’s ability to survive the challenges of the 21st century is becoming outpaced by the events that are transforming our world. Global warming, the loss of habitat, and people becoming more disconnected from nature than past generations are converging on a dangerous path for our planet. The work of NWF and our affiliates across the country provides answers to these challenges and will help ensure America’s wildlife legacy continues for future generations.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWF (@NWF)
Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)
About: The NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. Priorities include: curbing global warming and creating the clean energy future, reviving the world’s oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting human health by preventing pollution, ensuring safe and sufficient water, and fostering sustainable communities.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrdc (@NRDC)
About: Nature Canada is a member-based, non-profit, conservation organization. The network includes 40,000 supporters and more than 350 naturalist organizations across Canada. Their mission is to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/naturecanada (@naturecanada)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
About: Established in 1977, SSCS is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. The Sea Shepherd mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. They concentrate on the protection of sharks, whales, dolphins, and seals. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeaShepherd (@SeaShepherd)
About: Globally connected, Shark Angels around the world are taking action locally, fueled by empowering tools, a collaborative community, and a shared passion. Through positive education, media, and grassroots outreach, Shark Angels are changing the future for sharks.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharkangels (@sharkangels)
About: As divers, lovers of the environment, and admirers of the ocean, we have personally witnessed the devastation of everything we hold sacred – including our precious sharks. Shark Savers work to improve the image of sharks, raise awareness about threats to sharks, reduce demand for shark fins, and end the practice of shark finning globally.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Sharksavers (@SharkSavers)
About: Shark Truth’s mission is to promote awareness, education and action for sharks by building a community around change and creating long-term champions from within the community. Founded in 2009, Shark Truth is a grassroots non-profit founded by Chinese-Canadian, Claudia Li.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharktruth (@SharkTruth)
Sierra Club Canada
About: In addition to dozens of local groups in communities all across Canada from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island, Sierra Club has five chapters across the country: British Columbia Chapter, Prairie Chapter, Ontario Chapter, Quebec Chapter, and Atlantic Canada Chapter. The Sierra Youth Coalition is their youth affiliate.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SierraClubCan (@SierraClubCan)
The Nature Conservancy (NC)
About: NC protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and those after them. It also secures important natural areas through their purchase, donation or other mechanisms, and manages these properties for the long term. 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. 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 and have been successful in many countries including Panama, Peru, and Guatamala.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nature_org (@nature_org)
About: WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. Celebrity ambassadors include Jackie Chan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Ralph Fiennes, Amitabh Bachchan, and Sir Ben Kingsley among others.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WildAid (@WildAid)
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
About: Wildlife Conservation Society works to conserve wildlife and wild places by understanding the issues, developing science-based solutions, and working with others to carry out conservation actions across Canada. WCS is a recognized global leader in conservation, focusing on saving elephants, tigers, sharks, macaws, and lynx. It is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild lands in order to assure a future for threatened species.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCS_Canada (@WCS_Canada)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
About: World Wildlife Fund is Canada’s largest international conservation organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. Connecting the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across Canada, offices are located in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s, with a growing presence in the Arctic. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by: conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/WWFCanada (@WWFCanada)