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. They promote environmental awareness, lobby for ecosystem services, and represent interests of local communities and minorities. But missing skills, capacities and funding, and little room for organizational development weaken the NGOs.
NABU is looking back to many years of experience in supporting and strengthening civil society partners. We are part of a global alliance of conservation organizations. These include the likes of BirdLife International and proudly work together in close collaboration. The network counts more than 100 partners around the world.
Find our civil society initiatives listed below.
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 →
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 →