Pacific Environment is a nonprofit organization that protects the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities and reforming international policies.
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention.
Park County Environmental Council
Park County Environmental Council works through advocacy and education to preserve and restore the county’s world-class rivers, diverse wildlife, landscapes and outstanding natural beauty.
The Riverkeeper mission is to conserve, protect and replenish the state’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway through strategic advocacy, restoration and education to achieve long term sustainability for the ecosystem of the entire Patuxent River basin and the people who rely on its future.
Peaceful Uprising is committed to defending a livable future through empowering nonviolent action, seeks to change the institutional and social status quo at the root of the climate crisis, and move toward a just and healthy world.
The Pembina Institute is a Canadian non-profit think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Pennsylvania Environmental Council protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association seeks to protect Pennsylvania’s special places—the farms, forests, parks and other green spaces that people love—the places that help to ensure healthy, prosperous and secure communities.
People for Puget Sound
The vision of People for Puget Sound is a clean and healthy Sound, teeming with fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live here.
People’s Alliance for Clean Energy
People’s Alliance for Clean Energy endorses and promotes conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy as central to a program to help the economy grow, to make America safer, and to protect the environment.
People's Oil & Gas Collaborative-Ohio
The People’s Oil & Gas Collaborative - Ohio (POGCO) is a nonpartisan group composed of individuals from many aspects of the oil and gas industry, real estate and various engineering and other professions who have collaborated since 2007 to provide the public and lawmakers with unbiased factual data. We believe surface owners, oil and gas employees and citizens living near operations deserve fair and equal treatment under the law with regard to health, safety and property rights.
Pesticide Action Network North America
Pesticide Action Network North America works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility is a nonprofit organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.
Piedmont Environmental Council of Virginia
Piedmont Environmental Council of Virginia’s mission is to safeguard the landscapes, communities and heritage of the Piedmont by involving citizens in public policy and land conservation.
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.
Policy Matters Ohio
The mission of Policy Matters Ohio is to create a more prosperous, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio, through research, media work and policy advocacy.
Political Correction is a new project aimed at holding conservative politicians and advocacy groups accountable.
Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century.
PostCarbon/Relocalize Rhode Island
PostCarbon/Relocalize Rhode Island is a developing project meant to support Rhode Islanders working towards a sustainable future in the midst of unprecedented growing energy and resource challenges.
Potomac Conservancy safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries and connects people to this national treasure.
The Riverkeeper’s mission is to stop pollution and to restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and tributaries through enforcement and community engagement.
At Power Shift 2011, we'll reclaim our democracy from big corporations and push our nation to move beyond dirty energy sources that are harming the health of people and the planet.
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Practical Farmers of Iowa is an open, supportive and diverse organization advancing profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture through farmer-led investigation and information sharing.
Prairie Rivers Network
Prairie Rivers Network strives to protect the rivers and streams of Illinois and to promote the lasting health and beauty of watershed communities.
Preserve the Dunes
Preserve the Dunes’ purpose is to protect the sand dunes of southwest Michigan from harm and destruction.
Project for Public Spaces
Project for Public Spaces is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.
The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education.
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
Public Campaign Action Fund
Public Campaign Action Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving America’s campaign finance laws.
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Protecting the waters of Puget Sound now and for future generations
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Rare and its partners in 50+ countries are committed to designing conservation programs that benefit both people and nature – ensuring that change is embraced and sustained.
ReClam the Bay
Our mission is to involve and educate the public about the estuary’s water quality and the importance of shellfish. We believe that by involving the public in the care, feeding and life cycles of the shellfish they will better understand what an integral role shellfish have in our lives.
Launched in 2008 in a pioneering speech by former Vice President Al Gore, Repower America is a bold campaign for a transition to clean, renewable energy in order to solve the climate crisis.
Restore the Mississippi River Delta
Restore the Mississippi River Delta is made up of campaign staff from Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, working collaboratively to restore the Mississippi River Delta.
Ride for Renewables
No tar sands on American Soil.
Rising Tide North America
Rising Tide is an international, all-volunteer, grassroots network of groups and individuals who organize locally, promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis and take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.
River Alliance of Wisconsin
Our mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin’s rivers and watersheds.
River Network is the online hub of a network of more than 2,000 state, regional and local grassroots organizations whose primary mission is protecting our most vital natural resource—water.
River Revitalization Foundation
The mission of the River Revitalization Foundation is to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality.
To protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.
Rock the Capital
Rock the Capital is a political platform designed to engage objective and non-ideological dialogue, promote political commentary while capturing timely issues and themes with a focus on honesty, transparency and efficiency.
Rocky Mountain Wild
Our mission is to protect, connect, and restore wildlife and wild lands in the Rocky Mountain region.
Round River Conservation Studies
Round River is dedicated to conservation strategies that preserve and restore wild places.
Rural Action’s mission is to foster social, economic and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio.
Rural Advancement Foundation International
At RAFI-USA, we:
- Promote conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity as insurance against human and natural disasters.
- Educate farmers, consumers and policy-makers about the importance of sustainable agriculture for rural and urban communities.
- Safeguard soil, water, air and rural communities through promotion of sustainable agricultural practices and sound rural development.
- Advise farmers and their communities of rights and opportunities.
- Assist agricultural communities in having a voice for their concerns and in organizational development.
- Link communities together for the common good.
The Mission of Rural Nelson is to preserve and enhance the rural quality of life enjoyed by Nelson County residents by developing broad-based support for informed growth policies that:
• Support agricultural and forestal activities;
• Preserve our historic heritage and the integrity of our natural resource systems;
• Protect affordable housing opportunities for Nelson residents;
• Encourage commercial development and design appropriate to Nelson’s rural character.
People's Oil & Gas Collaborative- Ohio
The People’s Oil & Gas Collaborative - Ohio (POGCO) is a nonpartisan group composed of individuals from many aspects of the oil and gas industry, real estate and various engineering and other professions who have collaborated since 2007 to provide the public and lawmakers with unbiased factual data.
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By Naomi Larsson
For centuries, the delicate silver dove has been a symbol of love and fidelity.
Biodiversity and Habitat Loss<p>Their near extinction is a symbol of the <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/global-biodiversity-outlook-targets-extinction-summit-new-york-pledge/a-54932895" target="_blank">biodiversity crisis</a> in the UK, largely driven by habitat destruction. Britain is now one of the countries with the most <a href="https://www.wwf.org.uk/future-of-UK-nature#:~:text=The%20UK%20is%20one%20of,than%20half%20are%20in%20decline" target="_blank">depleted nature</a> in the world according to the World Wildlife Fund. Half its plant and animal species are in decline and more than <a href="https://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/let-nature-sing-wales/#:~:text=a%20natural%20tragedy.-,Over%2040%20million%20birds%20have%20vanished%20from%20UK%20skies%20in,unaware%20of%20the%20impending%20danger" target="_blank">40 million birds</a> have vanished in just half a century.</p><p>"[Turtle doves] are the canary in the [coal] mine because there are all these other species before it and after it," said Tree. "It's an umbrella for all the other species that are heading that way."</p><p>Turtle doves migrate south through Europe to sub-Saharan Africa between July and September, ending up in dry woodland and farmland areas of countries like Mali and Senegal for winter. </p><p>Droughts in West Africa and the Sahel region are believed to have contributed to the fall in turtle dove species recorded in northern Europe, with low rainfall reducing supplies of the seeds and insects the birds rely on for energy for the long journey home.</p>
Conservation and Farming<p><a href="https://www.operationturtledove.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Operation Turtle Dove,</a> a partnership project of charities including the Essex Wildlife trust, works with landowners and farmers to actively build turtle dove habitat.</p><p>Outten works with <a href="https://www.ebws.org.uk/birdsites/blue-house-farm-ewt-north-fambridge" target="_blank">Blue House Farm</a>, a 660-acre nature reserve in the UK county of Essex, where they have replicated weedy fallow plots. </p><p>"We work on it every year to make sure it's in the condition it needs to be with plants such as clovers and black medic," Outten said. "These plants are native to the landscape and produce the seed the birds feed on." </p><p>The birds eat a wide range of seeds from various plants that would have been abundant 50 or 100 years ago, added Guy Anderson, program manager for species recovery with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). </p><p>"But it's simply true that with the gradual process of <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/farming-without-pesticides-how-can-we-make-agriculture-greener/a-52216796" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">intensifying our agricultural production</a>, the availability of those seeds has dropped and dropped," said Anderson.</p><p>Part of the project includes supplementary feeding — providing sources of food in the form of seed or grain. Under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme in England, farmers can receive financial support to create a turtle dove habitat. </p><p>Though they haven't recorded an increase in doves across the sites in the four years of working on the project, Outten said they are seeing improvements in how landowners and farmers manage habitat for the birds. </p>
A Turtle Dove Haven<p>The 3,500-acre Knepp Estate in West Sussex is another project taking a different approach and one of the few places where turtle dove numbers are increasing.</p><p>Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell converted their intensively farmed land into a rewilding project almost 20 years ago. They have let the land return to nature.</p><p>Just one year after they'd finished <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/uks-most-talented-architects-are-not-human/a-35952128" target="_blank">rewilding</a> the southern part of their property, they heard turtle doves for the first time. It's now a breeding hotspot for the birds with an estimated 19 pairs. Knepp is also home to <a href="https://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/rewilding/rewilding-projects/knepp-estate" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">2% of the UK's population</a> of nightingales. </p><p>Tree is critical of supplementary feeding schemes that, in her view, are short term. She questions the chances of turtle doves getting to feed on scattered seeds before other mammals eat them first.</p>
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