Question:

What organizations promote conservation and environmental protection?

The Conservation Fund and the Conservation International Foundation

The Conservation Fund (www.conservationfund.org) forges partnerships to preserve the United States' legacy of wildlife habitat, working landscapes, and community open-space. Pioneering a unique brand of conservation driven by effectiveness, efficiency, and environmental and economic balance, the Fund has protected more than 4 million acres of America's outdoor heritage.

The Conservation International Foundation (www.conservation.org) is a US-based international organization that applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity in hotspots, major tropical wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems.

*Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on four continents.

The Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is a membership-based organization that works to protect the environment and stop global warming. The Sierra Club is America's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. With its mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth, the Sierra Club practices and promotes the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources, educates and enlists people to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and uses all lawful means to carry out the Club's objectives.

A significant lobbying organization, the Sierra Club thrives on its membership. You can support the Club by joining, donating money, sending letters and faxes to congressional representatives.

*Visit www.sierraclub.org for more information on the Sierra Club, its work and how to help.

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

TPL's conservation initiatives include working in cities and suburbs across America to ensure that every child enjoys close-to-home access to a park, playground, or natural area; protecting farms, ranches, and forests that support land-based livelihoods; conserving wilderness, wildlife habitat, and places of natural beauty; safeguarding places of historical and cultural importance; preserving land to ensure clean drinking water; and protecting the natural beauty of our coasts and waterways.

*For more information about the Trust for Public Land, visit www.tpl.org.

The Clean Air Council

Clean Air Council is a member- supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air. The Council works through public education, community advocacy, and government oversight to ensure enforcement of environmental laws.

This clean air charity addresses issues including indoor air quality, air pollution, transportation and energy, waste and toxics, and children's environmental health. For more information on the Clean Air Council, visit www.cleanair.com.

The Cousteau Society

The Cousteau Society (www.cousteau.org) works to help people worldwide to understand, appreciate, and protect the oceans.

The Cousteau Society conducts research, runs a network of Cousteau Schools, and spearheads projects to remedy ills affecting the oceans. The Cousteau Society accepts no government subsidies, relying on donations from individuals to finance projects.

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