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Green Belt Movement (GBM)
"...is a grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya that focuses on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. Prof. Wangari Maathai [winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize] established GBM in 1977, under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya."
Planted 25,000 trees.

[Africa] Wakuluzu: Friends of the Colobus Trust
"...is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the rare Angolan Colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in Southern Kenya."

Cloud Forest Alive
"Weekly nature lessons, photos, and superb information about the Cloud Forests of Central America and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor."
"This website was developed to enhance global understanding of the unique and important cloud forests of Central America. Through their impact on water and soil quality, climate patterns, and numerous known and unknown plant and animal species, cloud forests profoundly affect life surrounding them and life around the planet."

Forest Conservation Portal
"Vast Rainforest, Forest and Biodiversity Conservation News & Information."

Forest Ethics
Formerly the Coastal Rainforest Coalition
"Forest Ethics' efforts are aimed at creating pressure for the preservation of forests, the reform of forestry practices and the promotion of robust markets for ecologically sound alternatives."

Global Trees Campaign
Campaign to Save the World's Threatened Tree Species
"Over 8000 tree species, 10% of the worldís total, are threatened with extinction. We aim to help conserve them through information, conservation and wise use."

International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
"...established in Nairobi in 1977, is an autonomous, non-profit research body supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. ICRAF aims to improve human welfare by alleviating poverty, improving food and nutritional security, and enhancing environmental resilience in the tropics...ICRAF conducts strategic and applied research, in partnership with national agricultural research systems, for more sustainable and productive land use."

[Kenya] Green Belt Movement (GBM)
"...is a grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kenya that focuses on environmental conservation, community development and capacity building. Prof. Wangari Maathai [winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize] established GBM in 1977, under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya."
Planted 25,000 trees.

National Association of State Foresters
"...is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of the State Forestry agencies forty-nine states, eight U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the District of Columbia."

National Fire Plan
Managing the Impact of Wildfires on the Communities and the Environment
"...a cooperative, long-term effort of the USDA Forest Service, Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters. As you visit this site, you will see how the federal government and state partners are managing impacts of wildland fire to our Nation's communities."
Sections include: Firefighting ; Rehabilitation/Restoration ; Hazardous Fuel Reduction ; Community Assistance ; Accountability ; Research ; Overview ; Links.

On the Duty of Governments in the Preservation of Forests,
Franklin B. Hough, 1873. A paper read at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Portland, Maine, this inspires the Association to prepare and submit a Memorial on forest preservation to Congress, which initiates Congressional interest in forest protection.
- American Memory, Library of Congress

Tree Conservation Database
"holds information on threatened species and others of conservation concern. This database is used to generate The World List of Threatened Trees, and the information is available here in interactive format."
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) see

Washington [State] Forest Law Center
"...is a nonprofit corporation providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance and specializes in cases involving timber harvest and public resource issues on state and private lands."

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