The National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is the nation's largest member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment.
Pandas International is a non-profit organization formed to ensure the preservation and propagation of the Giant Panda. The mission of Pandas International is to raise and provide monies for research, breeding programs, veterinary care and medicines, exchange programs with zoological foundations around the world, habitat preservation and enhancement and education programs. Pandas International works to increase public awareness of the Panda as a highly endangered species, in order to prevent its extinction and ensure the continuing existence of the Giant Panda.
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Long known for our leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Our programs encourage protection of entire ecosystems and interconnected habitats while protecting predators that serve as indicator species for ecosystem health.
World Wildlife Fund
Their mission is the conservation of nature. Their work is driven by a passion for the natural world, grounded in science, and shaped by an understanding that addressing human needs is critical to successful long-term conservation. To meet this challenge, they employ methods that are as varied as the challenge demands-from creating and strengthening parks and protected areas to weaving conservation into the fabric of local economic development, from protecting endangered species to influencing global environmental policies.
WWF is the U.S. affiliate of the international WWF network, which has national organizations or representatives in more than 50 countries and works in more than 100 countries. This worldwide presence, supported by more than 1 million members in the United States, has made it possible to sponsor more than 2,000 projects in 116 countries.
Polar Bears Alive International
Polar Bears Alive International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear. Our primary goals are to: Conserve the world's polar bears through research and education Serve as a central educational resource on polar bears worldwide Promote teamwork and encourage constructive dialogue Build an organization that is international in scope.
Save the Manatee Club
Save the Manatee Club was established in 1981 by former Florida Governor Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. SMC was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction. SMC is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization. Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward public awareness and education projects; manatee research; rescue and rehabilitation efforts; advocacy and legal action in order to ensure better protection for manatees and their habitat. Currently, there are about 40,000 SMC members.
The American Bear Association
The primary objectives of The American Bear Association include:
- To protect the bears, wildlife, and habitats found at V.S.W.S.
- To educate the public about black bears and the environment, and to promote the welfare of this species and all natural resources through better understanding.
- To encourage non-obtrusive research which will increase knowledge of the black bear and its place in the environment.
- To develop and enhance safe viewing opportunities for the visiting public and promote a greater appreciation of the black bear.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Lake Success, New York, is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon's extensive product line enables businesses and consumers worldwide to capture, store and distribute visual information.
Vital Ground is dedicated to preserving America's wild heritage by protecting critical wildlife habitat on private land. Vital Ground selects ecosystems that support and sustain grizzly bears, the true symbol of American wilderness. We believe that where the grizzly can walk, the earth is healthy and whole.