Conservation needs lobbying. That's why at NABU we also take initiative to foster civil society and strengthen NGOs.
Green NGOs play a critical role worldwide in conserving unique habitats and protecting threatened species, promoting environmental awareness and lobbying for ecosystem services representing the interests of local communities and minorities. But missing skills, capacities and funding, and little room for organizational development weaken NGOs.
NABU is looking back to many years of experience in supporting and strengthening civil society partners. We are part of the global partnership of conservation organizations like BirdLife International and proudly work together with many of the more than 100 partners around the world.
How can we incorporate environmental protection in our lives? The project Clean Future in Armenia pursues this question and answers it with collaborative action. To mobilise civil society against pollution – this is the goal of the project. For a clean future! more →
Using charcoal releases carbon that damages the climate and threatens natural forests. NABU is working with environmentally aware women to promote the use of sustainable briquettes made from coffee husks. more →
By capacitating coffee farmers for better yields and climate resilience, supporting local communities with forest-oriented income and sustaining the biosphere reserve and its ecosystems, we aim to maintain the unique forests of Yayu Biosphe Reserve. more →
The marine biodiversity of the Coral Triangle is threatened by overfishing and habitat degradation. We support coastal communities of the Banggai Islands to secure their livelihoods through sustainable fishing practices in line with the Marine Protected Area. more →
Mangroves and their ecosystem services are indispensable for Indonesia's coastal communities. However, the country experiences alarming rates of mangrove loss. In Sulawesi, we support mangrove conservation and identify areas suitable for restoration. more →
Vast expanses of Afromontane cloud forest, rainforest, dense bamboo forests, wetlands, floodplains and peatlands characterise the Kafa Biosphere Reserve in south-west Ethiopia: At least 650,000 people live in the premises of Kafa Biosphere Reserve. more →