Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. They work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn them to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since these topics are intertwined, their solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. They work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities.
Endangered Species Coalition
The Endangered Species Coalition’s mission is to stop the human-caused extinction of our nation’s at-risk species, to protect and restore their habitats, and to guide these fragile populations along the road to recovery.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
WWF is doing exciting work to harness global markets to help end deforestation in tropical forests. They have been a leader in establishing global certification regimes, such as FSC for wood products and RSPO for palm oil. They also were the first to recognize that for each of the most important commodities driving biodiversity loss there were a relative handful of companies that controlled most of the global trade. WWF has systematically engaged those companies to enlist them in driving more sustainable practices in their supply chains including, in particular, controlling deforestation.
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS works with partners in Africa to protect elephant populations on the ground, and to secure the habitat they need, while finding creative ways to reduce conflicts between elephants and human populations. WCS is also an influential actor in the international effort to stop the illegal trade in wildlife, working with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and mobilizing public and government support for action.