List of organisations
AFRICA YOUTH FOR SDGS
Africa Youth for SDGs is an initiative that seeks to engage youth participation in the Sustainable Development Goals in Kenya and Africa. It acknowledges that the youth bulge could undermine economic growth, peace, and security if not transformed into a demographic dividend. The organization works through the lasting power of volunteering. Africa Youth for SDGs is concerned with ensuring that youth in Africa participate in the universal goals in order to meet urgent social, economic and environmental challenges facing Africa.
“For sustainable development to happen, key policy actions are needed to expand local communities and youth opportunities to give them the skills to participate fully in the economic, social and public life, and to promote their healthy behaviors. Considering that a country’s economic structure is endogenous to its endowment structure, development organizations and other stakeholders must play a facilitating role in the process of structural change which has to take into consideration the youth demographic bulge. When the youth are engaged and involved, great change happens….” Dr Joe Bonga, Director
ALERT – the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers
A coalition of world-leading scientists and leaders who disseminate free, timely analyses and videos on environmental sustainability—written for a wide global audience.
“If current population projections are accurate, all our efforts to achieve a liveable world for humanity and nature could be in vain; it’s the ultimate driver of societal pressures and environmental degradation.” Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance, Director
The Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família (AMODEFA) provides a range of services such as emergency obstetrics care, antenatal and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS in Mozambique.
Amphibian Ark leads the international ex situ amphibian conservation community to coordinate captive management as a stopgap component of an integrated conservation effort, to prevent hundreds of threatened amphibian species from becoming extinct.
"One of the biggest threats to amphibians is habitat loss. As an expanding population places ever increasing pressures on the environment, habitats for amphibians will continue to decrease, resulting in the loss of hundreds of species. Amphibians play an important role in the food web, eating mosquitoes and other insects that are harmful to humans and human food resources. Although we humans often don’t think about it, amphibians help us in many different ways. What happens to the human population impacts amphibians, and what happens to amphibians impacts us." Dr. Anne Baker, Executive Director
Association Djibouti Nature
A nature protection organisation in Djibouti that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.They work with communities, and by supporting and promoting sustainable development, environmental education and awareness programmes.
Association Les Amis des Oiseaux
AAO is a conservation organisation whose aim is to protect birds, both resident and migratory, through conservation projects.
Association pour la conservation de la Nature au Rwanda
Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda aims to create public awareness on the importance of biodiversity and its conservation. They also promote the research and knowledge of sustainable management of natural resources in Rwanda.
The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body proud to represent over 120 of the leading zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland all of which are at the forefront of animal welfare, conservation, education and research.
“BIAZA is an enthusiastic supporter of the Thriving Together campaign because we believe that more can be achieved for nature and people when we all collaborate across organisations and sectors.” Dr Madelon Willemsen, CEO
Big Life Foundation Kenya
Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks and government agencies, Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest population of elephants left in East Africa.
Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health conducts and facilitates cutting-edge research in family planning, reproductive health, and population dynamics and translates science into evidence-informed policies, programmes and practice.
Blue Ventures Conservation
Blue Ventures works with coastal communities to help rebuild fisheries and catalyse community led conservation.
"We recognise the interconnection between human and environmental wellbeing, and have witnessed first hand how poor community health and unmet needs for family planning and other health services impacts upon communities' ability to engage in conservation. In the spirit of empowering communities to manage natural resources sustainably, we fully support the call for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and recognise that communities living in remote areas of high biodiversity are among those with the highest unmet need." Vik Mohan, Medical Director
Born Free Foundation
Born Free strives to develop sustainable systems for co-existence that enable wild animals to thrive in the wild, free from human exploitation.
"Much as coexistence between humans and wildlife depends upon achieving mutual balance, every human being should have the right to achieve a balance in their own lives. This includes universal access to reproductive health rights and services, so that family size is determined by choice, not by the inadequacy of healthcare services. To help release individuals, families, communities and entire populations from this cycle, women and girls must have the means to plan their family size as they choose and in accordance with their rights. Without this, it is hard to imagine humans building any individual capacity to thrive, or that they may contemplate co-existence with other species." Howard Jones, CEO
Borneo Nature Foundation
Borneo Nature Foundation works to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest and to safeguard the wildlife, environment and indigenous culture on Borneo.
"Borneo Nature Foundation supports the Thriving Together campaign because communities in Borneo face significant cultural and other barriers to family planning. This prevents women and girls from being able to make their own individual contraceptive decisions. We believe that removing all barriers to family planning would help women and girls, and strengthen conservation actions." Susan M. Cheyne, Co-Director
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organisation, representing botanic gardens in more than 100 countries around the world. BGCI’s mission is to mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.
“BGCI supports the Thriving Together campaign because whilst our core focus is plant diversity, we can only achieve that aim by ensuring human and environmental health is secured. Universal access to reproductive health services is a fundamental part of that.” Paul Smith, Secretary General
Bristol Zoological Society
The Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project. They run conservation projects in several countries around the world.
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity is a non-profit conservation organisation that believes the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and is dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places to secure a future for all species.
“Human population growth and overconsumption are at the root of our most pressing environmental problems, including the wildlife extinction crisis, habitat loss and climate change, and it is only by recognizing the link between human rights, health and nature that we can find solutions that benefit people and the planet.” Kelley Dennings, Population Campaigner
CEPARD Global is an Environmental Health capacity building Organisation that has specialised in: Institutional and Individual Capacity Building, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Development Policy Advocacy, Organisational Development, Professional Psychosocial Support Services, Partnership Development, Sustainable livelihood development and programming among other things. CEPARD Global mission is to engage in participatory and action research used for sustainable development programming.
"We have endorsed Thriving Together as CEPARD Global has a special interest in these issues, working with young people in schools and out of school and through this has strengthened the knowledge base on the magnitude and impact of sustainable environmental health in Ugandan Communities." CEPARD Global Youth Leader
CHASE Africa is helping to meet the unmet demand for family planning and primary healthcare in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda, giving people a chance to escape poverty and enabling them to create a robust, bio-diverse environment.
"CHASE Africa fully supports the campaign being led by the Trust. Our work enables parents to choose the size and spacing of their family, and gives them a much better chance of being able to afford to send their children to secondary school, a very significant factor in giving people a brighter future and reducing fertility rates. A slower rate of population growth will reduce pressure on the natural environment giving nature a chance to thrive." Robin Witt, Founder and Head of Fundraising
Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild through its' science based, results-driven conservation initiatives.
"CCF believes we must reduce the pressures placed on land and wildlife by growing human populations, so we can restore nature's delicate balance and have a healthier planet for all living creatures.” Dr Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director
Chester Zoo is a world class zoo and leading conservation and education charity, working to prevent extinction.
"Through our field conservation work we seek to enable local communities and wildlife to thrive together in order to prevent extinction. This is frequently challenged by expanding human population that is a result of poverty and lack of access to appropriate family planning advice and resources. Tackling these issues is an integral part of ensuring that conservation efforts are effective and sustainable. This is why we endorse this vital initiative." Dr Simon Dowell, Science Director
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, Nairobi and New Delhi. Established in 2003, CIFF works with a wide range of partners seeking to transform the lives of children and adolescents in developing countries. Areas of work include maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, education, deworming, tackling child slavery and exploitation, and supporting smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.
"Our planet’s health is near breaking point, and we require urgent solutions to protect those who are hit hardest by the climate and biodiversity crises. At CIFF, we work to ensure that girls and women realise full reproductive health & rights to improve the lives of both themselves and their families. Connecting climate conservation and reproductive health & rights is a no brainer for us, and critical for the preservation of biodiversity across the globe. We must challenge ourselves to work across sectors in order to create positive, rapid and lasting change." Kate Hampton, CEO
Climate Change Fighters Uganda
Climate Change Fighters aims “to achieve community mindset change towards environmental conservation and the different existing opportunities.”
"Our organisation is passionate about supporting others thrive therefore we always want to associate with anything to do with working towards solving a common goal in the environmental and health field. We therefore endorse Thriving Together work because we believe that these two sectors are strongly interlinked." Dorothy Nabakooza, CEO
Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT)
CHAT envisions a future in which Kenya no longer experiences poverty nor environmental degradation. Their objective is to increase access to healthcare services with an emphasis on family planning and to increase positive social and environmental behaviours at various levels in society.
Community Initiative for Social Empowerment (CISE)
CISE is a local NGO that is committed to mobilise, sensitise, motivate and empower the youth, women and children to realise their full potential through a rights-based approach in Malawi.
The vision of Conservation CATalyst is to live in a world where wild places and wildlife are cherished and people take moral responsibility for environmental protection. Their mission is to advance study, appreciation, conservation, and protection of the world’s wild cats as catalysts for protection of biological diversity.
Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of all. Through science, policy and partnerships with countries, communities and companies Conservation International has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, protecting more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas.
“On World Population Day we remember how people need nature to thrive and the critical role of family planning plays in improving the lives of men and women depending on nature around the world.” Jennifer Morris, President
Conservation Through Public Health
CTPH promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, gorillas and livestock to coexist through improving their health and livelihoods in and around Africa’s protected areas
Cote d’Ivoire SOS Forets
Biodiversity protection through environmental education and with the involvement of local communities.
"As the leader of an environmental civil society group and a member of the board of the Foundation for Parks and Reserves in Côte d’Ivoire, we believe Thriving Together is a very important and relevant initiative." Dr Egnankou Wadja Mathieu, Executive President
DKT is one of the world’s largest providers of family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and safe abortion products and services.
"Everyone has the right to determine their reproductive destiny— when, if ever, to have children, how many, and with whom. While the environment may not be on the forefront of people’s reproductive health decisions, contraception allows men and women to be thoughtful about their own bodies and families, and, if not conscientiously, their reverberating impacts on the environment. The number of children one has should not be controlled by the threat on the planet nor their fertility; the choice to have children should only be their own, made possible by modern methods of contraception." Chris Purdy, President
Drayton Manor Zoo
Drayton Manor Zoo is located in Tamworth, Straffordshire. It boasts numerous rare and endangered species and is actively involved in breeding and conservation.
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is a global development organisation that focuses on the needs and potential of the largest youth generation in history. They are committed to creating demand for and access to health information, services, supplies, and economic empowerment for youth. They achieve this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development, and reproductive health initiatives, so that young people are empowered to lead healthy and self-determined lives. With their headquarters in Hannover, Germany, DSW operates two liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels, as well as maintaining a strong presence in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
"DSW is proud to support the Thriving Together campaign. As people’s health and well-being are inextricably linked to their environment, we see this campaign as an important action that will contribute towards sustainable development. Together we are stronger!" Renate Bähr, Executive Director
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Durrell is an international charity with a mission of saving species from extinction, especially those animal species that are under-threat and overlooked.
Eco-Time Capsule Project
An ongoing wake-up call for humanity, based on the saying “we have not inherited the earth from our grandparents, we have borrowed it from our grandchildren” and initiated in 1994, through timecapsules that were buried at Kew and other Botanic Gardens worldwide, containing environmentally-relevant artefacts and letters of Apology and Promise to our grandchildren
"Long term sustainability of the biodiversity of this beautiful, bountiful blue planet - our only home - is a remote possibility unless addressing human population growth is included among the objectives of the conservation and climate change sector: with implementation by removing the many barriers to accessing rights–based and compassionate contraceptive care." Professor John Guillebaud, Project Founder
Ecological Christian Organisation
The Ecological Christian Organisation (ECO) is an indigenous, Non-Government Organisation registered in Uganda and working towards the realisation of sustained livelihoods for marginalised, under-served and vulnerable groups in Uganda. Since its inception in 2005, ECO has implemented a varied portfolio of programmes focusing on natural resource governance, climate change and livelihoods, and also ecosystem management and restoration.
Elephant Family is an organisation committed to the conservation of Asian elephants and their habitat through changes in government and corporate policy as well as conservation projects.
Eminence: Associates for Social Development
Development organisation working for equity and justice.
"Ensure sustainability and progress development within prospective effects of climate change." Dr Shamim Hayder Talukder, Director
Endangered Wildlife Trust
The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in east and southern Africa to the benefit of all people.
"The EWT has endorsed Thriving Together because we see from our work in many rural areas that communities are asking for greater reproductive health services. They, and we, know that human and environmental health are connected. By partnering with health organisations, we believe conservation organisations can do more." Dr Harriet Davies-Mostert, Head of Conservation
Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (EWNHS)
EWNHS is a first and lead not-for-profit conservation organisation in Ethiopia.
"It is difficult to realise conservation of nature without taking demographic issues into considerations, and hence is the reason for EWNHS to endorse this good cause." Dr Almaz Tadesse, President of the Board of Management
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare is a faculty of the Royal College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Family Health Options Kenya
Family Health Options Kenya is a local NGO that has been at the forefront of sexual and reproductive health services in the country with presence in 14 their out 47 counties in Kenya.
Family Rescue Mission
FaRM aims to help young people/youth to live a healthy life.
"FaRM has endorsed because we as well do advocate for family planning and conservation of environment and we believe that if the population is managed well then the environment will be conserved. That is why Iam endorsing on behalf of my organisation in support of the upcoming Population Day." Lydia Katusiime, Programmes Director
Feedback is an environmental campaign group working to regenerate nature by transforming our food system.
"We are proud to be part of Thriving Together as it is now clear that good health, the enactment of reproductive rights and planetary health are intrinsically linked. Universal education of girls and access to family planning are necessary to solving the great challenge of securing nutritious food for all within a flourishing natural environment." Carina Millstone, Executive Director
FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.
“The need for collaboration to achieve the intertwined goals of improving lives while protecting natural resources has never been more compelling. The clarion call of “Thriving Together: Environmental Conservation and Family Planning” is not only an essential step to achieve common goals, but resonates with FHI 360’s mission to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.” Laneta Dorflinger, Distinguished Scientist and Director, Contraceptive Technology Innovation
Fountain of Hope
Fountain of Hope (FOHOP) from Malawi promotes girls’ right to education through the “Right to be a girl” programme and works to end child marriage.
"As an organisation working in sexual and reproductive health and rights, we know that when women and girls have access to family planning, it is not just women’s empowerment and more opportunities for girls to advance their education that results, there are also reduced threats to the environment and reduced use of natural resources." Shora Kauluka, Head of Programmes
FP2020 is a global partnership dedicated to enabling women and girls to decide for themselves whether, when, and how many children to have.
"FP2020 believes that women and girls who can decide freely and for themselves whether and when to have children are more likely to reach their full potential. Healthier women and their families require greater investments in people-centred approaches to quality education and healthcare, a healthier planet, and improved development outcomes at the community and country levels. Coordinated action across all sectors and all issues that impact peoples’ lives will be the best path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals." Beth Schlachter, Executive Director, FP2020
The FPA's vision is a society where everyone is able to make positive choices about their own sexual health and wellbeing.
Frankfurt Zoological Society
The focus of all their projects in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe is conserving large wilderness areas with high biodiversity.
“Large and intact ecosystems are essential to mankind. They provide us with clean air, water and all kinds of natural resources that are the basis of our life. Never before have these areas been more threatened. The exponential growth of the human population is drastically increasing the pressure on these ecosystems. Development cooperation, nature conservation and family planning must join forces in order to create synergies and find sustainable solutions for the protection of the last pristine wilderness areas – and thereby preserve the quality of life for people depending on these ecosystem services.” Dr. Christof Schenk, CEO
Freshwater Habitats Trust
The Freshwater Habitats Trust work towards a world where all threatened freshwater plants and animals have recovered and developed sustainable populations. They deliver their conservation aims through expert staff, research and policy work.
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & NI)
The largest grassroots environmental campaigning community in the UK, pushing for changes on environmental causes that matter.
"Friends of the Earth campaigns on the root causes of environmental harm and environmental injustices. Systemic change in needed across society if a more sustainable and fairer society is to be achieved. This includes providing all girls with education, including with opportunities to progress to tertiary level, delivering gender equality, and ensuring women have full sexual and reproductive rights. Biodiversity loss and climate breakdown cannot be stopped unless these are secured." Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Science, Policy & Research
Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación
FUNDAECO is an environmental organisation committed to the creation, management, protection and conservation of Protected Areas in Guatemala through co-management projects.
Game Rangers Association of Africa
GRAA is a non-profit organisation which provides networks, support and representation for rangers across Africa to empower them to ensure the protection, conservation and where possible, restoration of wilderness and biodiversity in the region.
Game Rangers International
Game Rangers International’s mission is to empower Rangers and local communities to conserve nature and is founded upon the belief that in order to successfully protect and conserve wildlife one must first empower those who are tasked to look after this wildlife with adequate welfare, training and operational support.
"Having been a long-time supporter of wildlife conservation in Zambia and of the communities that live alongside this wildlife, Game Rangers International believe the Thriving Together campaign has the potential, through family planning, to bring wide reaching benefits to these local communities, and this will ultimately benefit the wildlife and ecosystems with which they coexist." Ian Toad, Special Technical Advisor
Global Ocean Trust
The Global Ocean Trust aims to bring new technologies, partnerships and new sources of finance to provide resources needed to protect oceans.
Global Wildlife Conservation
Global Wildlife Conservation’s mission is to conserve the diversity of life on Earth, where all of life has value and can flourish- plant, animal and human. They strive to do so by working with local communities, indigenous groups, organisations and governments to protect endangered species.
Greener Growth takes neglected areas and makes them food-producing and biodiversity-enhancing. By working in schools, prisons and other community settings, they also work with businesses and private households to provide makeovers of all shapes and sizes where the profits they raise are used to support their other community projects.
"As the human population continues to rise, the increasing need for land for agriculture is clear. Whilst Greener Growth’s work seeks to highlight the need to use neglected areas to be food-producing and biodiversity-enhancing, we also understand that removing barriers to family planning is a further way to reduce long term pressures on land, whilst empowering girls and women and improving human health and wellbeing.” Joannah Metcalfe, Founder/Director
Defends the natural world and promotes peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing responsible solutions for our fragile environment.
Health In Harmony
Health In Harmony reverses deforestation in Borneo with community solutions for health care and livelihoods.
"Health In Harmony recognises that human and environmental well-being are inextricably intertwined. We have found that one of the key drivers of rainforest loss is the need for cash to pay for health services — including birth control. By providing health care and saving lives we have seen simultaneous dramatic declines in illegal logging, infant mortality, and births per mother. We sign this declaration as an encouragement to all policy-makers to recognise we cannot address our sustainability crisis in silos." Dr. Kinari Webb, Health In Harmony Founder
Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria
HEFRON is Nigeria’s leading non-governmental and non-profit organisation in the country’s health sector. The foundation aims to support and to help sustain the Health Reform Agenda in Nigeria.
The International Contraceptive Access Foundation aims to provide local service-delivery organisations with the levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system (LNG IUS) contraceptive devices on a not-for-profit basis and ultimately serve the reproductive needs of women in resource-poor settings, primarily in developing countries.
Institute of Natural Resources
The Institute of Natural Resources applies innovative science to catalyse change for a better planet. Partnering with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organisations, the Institute develops cutting edge solutions to support the resolution of natural resource challenges and is committed to serving the people of southern Africa.
"Natural resources are finite, and growing human pressures on our natural capital mean planetary health faces threats like never before. We need to work across sectors and employ all the solutions at our disposal. No one action will be enough, but it is certain that the health of people and the environment are connected and that removing all barriers to family planning is one part of the solution we need." Duncan Hay, Executive Director.
International Centre for Birds of Prey
ICBP is a specialist conservation centre aimed at conserving all species of birds of prey and owls for future generations and the planet for which we all are responsible.
"Bearing in mind that at ICBP the focus is the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity and that all human rights depend upon the health of the one planet we have, we have a duty to look to the future and work to have a safe and sustainable environment. We support the Thriving Together campaign because human health and environmental health are dependent on each other and in the age of the Sustainable Development Goals we need to focus more on how sectors can work together." Jemima Parry-Jones, Director
International Crane Foundation
The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend.
“The International Crane Foundation supports Thriving Together for two main reasons. Firstly, it is essential that women and girls have unrestricted access to reproductive health services for their health, empowerment and wellbeing. Secondly, many crane range states are countries where there are significant barriers to contraception. By providing greater healthcare, we lessen unintended pregnancies and reduce the pressures on habitats, including crane habitats.” Kerryn Morrison, VP International – Director of Africa
Ipas is the only international organisation solely focused on expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care.
"We believe that in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we have to connect human rights, reproductive health and conservation and work together across fields." Kathryn Andersen, Chief Scientific and Technical Officer
A world where sustainability, social justice and equity are valued in nature conservation and in development
"CEESP endorses Thriving Together because as part of its Progamme Priorities under the People in Nature (PiN) Knowledge basket, it seeks to: 'Understand the interrelationships between people and nature. PiN provides a systematic approach to working with communities and others to document the benefits and values of the material and cultural uses of biodiversity, identify where biodiversity benefits, and costs are located in the landscape, and how these benefits are realised and distributed'.” Kristen Walker Painemilla, Chair, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy 2016-2020
IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Conservation Planning Specialist Group
CPSG is the only global organisation dedicated solely to species conservation planning. They save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide.
"It is a stark fact that while the world’s human population continues to grow, the loss of other species with which we share this planet is occurring at an alarming rate. Conspicuously absent in the discussion of human population growth’s effects on our planet is the voice of the conservation community, the very people and organisations deeply invested in issues around biodiversity. If we have any hope of passing a viable planet to future generations, this needs to change. This is why CPSG has proudly endorses Thriving Together: Environmental Conservation and Family Planning and why we support cross-sector collaboration to put human population growth on all of our radar screens.” Dr. Onnie Byers Chair, IUCN SSC CPSG
Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global, community-centred conservation organisation founded in 1977, advancing the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By understanding, protecting and improving the welfare of chimpanzees and other great apes, while inspiring action to conserve the natural world we all share, JGI improves the lives of people, other animals and the environment.
"[The Removing Barriers to Family Planning paper] explains why the removal of barriers to family planning is relevant to conservation of the environment. The related Thriving Together statement demonstrates the widespread support and attention that this issue is finally beginning to receive from both the conservation and reproductive health communities. I am delighted that we have been able to play a role in this change." Dr. Jane Goodall
JHPIEGO is a non-profit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions that save lives. They work in partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities.
John Snow, Inc. and the non-profit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. are public health management consulting and research organisations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities.
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s mission is to safeguard Malawi’s wildlife and empower the guardians of the wild through conservation justice, biodiversity research, wildlife rescue, education and advocacy.
Longleat is a world famous safari park and historical destination attracting around 1 million visitor yearly. Longleat is committed to protecting and preserving our natural and built heritage whilst engaging and inspiring local communities about conservation, nature, wildlife and history.
“Longleat engages with communities locally and around the world to inspire passion for the natural world through key conservation stories, preservation of our historical past and wellness of our staff and their families. Supporting the thriving together campaign alongside a list of active conservation and health partners is vital to get the message across and raise support for key issues such as the environment and the interconnected web between human life and the world we live in today. It is key that we work together as one clear voice.” Graeme Dick, Head of Animal Adventure
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.
Margaret Pyke Trust
The Margaret Pyke Trust provides the broadest range of contraceptive update training for clinicians in the UK, and is the only member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature with 50 years' family planning expertise.
"We launched the Thriving Together campaign to encourage cross-sectoral support between health and environmental conservation organisations. We have done this because we know that barriers to family planning are not only relevant to those who are passionate about improving health, gender equality, empowerment and economic development, but also to those who are passionate about the conservation of biodiversity, the environment and sustainability." David Johnson, Chief Executive
Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes International is one of the world’s leading providers of rights-based contraception, safe abortion and post abortion care working across 37 countries to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, towards their mission of children by choice, not chance.
"Marie Stopes International (MSI) are delighted to endorse Thriving Together because we are focused on reaching the hardest to reach and marginalised communities which in many cases are reliant on their natural environment for their livelihoods and survival. We’ve seen first-hand the strong links between the health of people and the health of the environment, and we believe that integrating SRHR programming with our conservation partners can increase the resilience of both communities and the environments in which they live." John Lotspeich, Director of External Affairs
Maternity Worldwide work in low-income countries to help women and girls access high quality maternal health care enabling them to give birth safely.
"The recent Cyclone Idai has devastated homes across Malawi and has left vulnerable women and girls living far away from their usual points of accessing family planning. The impact of weather-related disasters, in terms of re-location of households, damage to roads and transport infrastructure, severely impacts on the ability of mobile services delivering FP and SRH services to reach communities and similarly restricts the ability of women and girls to access those services.”
Mount Kenya Trust
The Mount Kenya Trust works to protect and conserve the wildlife, communities, forest and water of Africa’s second highest mountain – Mt Kenya.
"Population, health and environment projects acknowledge and address the complex connection between humans, their health and their environment. The key objective is to simultaneously improve access to health services while helping communities manage their natural resources, in ways that improve their health and livelihoods and conserve the critical ecosystems that they depend upon." Delphin Mukira, MKT CHSP Project Officer
MUVA Elderly Initiative Uganda
MUVA Elderly Initiative Uganda was founded by three young visionary leaders (Muhamadi, Musana and Everest) with the aim to address needs of adolescents, Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVCs), widows in older persons’ households.
“Embracing Family Planning in developing countries is the easiest pathway to sustainable consumption” Executive Director, MUVA Elderly Initiative Uganda
Nature Kenya is Africa’s oldest environmental society. They strive to advance knowledge of Kenya’s biodiversity through community participation and to promote the conservation of key species, sites and habitats.
Through conservation programmes and working groups, Nature Uganda promotes and strives for the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature.
Newquay Zoo is an education, research and conservation charity which is dedicated to protecting global wildlife heritage.
Osienala-Friends of Lake Victoria
OSIENALA envisions a sound Lake Victoria environment that sustains equitable livelihood of communities living within Lake Victoria basin
"Lake Victoria is on its death bed." Dr Godfrey Ogonda, Deputy Director
PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. They work with policymakers in Washington and a network of partners in developing countries to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need.
Paignton Zoo is a conservation and education charity.
Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office
The PPD ARO links African member countries with a strong commitment to the improvement of reproductive health and rights. The organisation promotes a development agenda to address poverty through South-South cooperation.
PATH is a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. They advise and partner with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.
PATH Foundation Philippines Inc.
PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. is a private, charitable organisation whose vision and mission are focused on alleviating poverty, improving health, conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development.
Since their founding in 1957, Pathfinder International has worked in more than 70 countries on six continents to expand access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, always going where the need is greatest.
"I used to be sickly because I was often pregnant and relied completely on my husband’s income from the lake-which was never enough for the family. But with HoPE’s teaching, I decided to start using family planning and join a group of women to start a tree nursery bed. Our husbands were supportive because HoPE had taught them about fishing and alternative livelihoods. Our income as a family has improved, and though I once thought I wouldn’t take my daughter to school, she is now in school and there is hope for a bright future." Fausta Najjuko, women’s group member from Bussi Island, Uganda, from Pathfinder’s Health of People and the Environment-Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project
Created in 2012, the CSO P&D Factor aims at promoting and protecting the rights based approach to health, education, justice and development, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and human rights. For the purpose of rights for all, P&D Factor works on sexual and reproductive health and education, gender-based violence and discrimination, including harmful practices (as Female Genital Mutilation, Early-Child-Forced-Marriage, Domestic Violence,…), climate change and environmental sustainability, demographic challenges and migratory movements, among others.
“Working with and for people on the protection of their fundamental rights requires reinforcing both awareness and action at the individual and collective level. Only through this approach can environmental sustainability positively impact the current and future of our shared humanity. P&D Factor unavoidably supports the Thriving Together campaign considering its added-value in advancing this viewpoint.” Graça Campinos Poças, P&D Factor President
Peace Parks Foundation
Peace Parks Foundation works to preserve large, functional ecosystems through the establishment and development of transfrontier conservation areas – thereby safeguarding the integrity of biological diversity, protecting and regenerating vital natural resources, whilst contributing to the development of shared economic benefits and poverty alleviation for those living in and around these conservation areas by harnessing the potential for ecotourism development to sustainable economic growth.
"Because of extreme poverty, large families within rural communities living in or adjacent to conservation areas, place enormous pressure on natural resources, often resorting to taking much more than the natural systems can restore. Another cause for concern is that as the communities grow, so does the tension between human settlements and wildlife who share the same land, resulting in severe conflict in which both species suffer the consequences. Peace Parks Foundation acknowledges the right of human beings to join other species in responsibly using the natural resources present in natural ecosystems. The core purpose of Peace Parks Foundation is to enable a balance – a harmony if you will – between conservation and consumption, between man and nature." Jamie McCullen, Director UK and EU
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
People’s Trust for Endangered Species works with scientists, conservationists, landowners, and the general public, to protect our delicately balanced ecosystem by bringing our most threatened species back from the brink.
“The futures of both our wild species and spaces, and the human population, are inextricably linked. To protect our threatened wildlife, and ourselves, we need to take positive action to reduce our unsustainable consumption of the earth’s resources. Providing reproductive health rights and services to women around the world is a critical step in improving human health and reducing our global impact on our environment.” Nida Alfulaij, Grants Manager at PTES
PHE Ethiopia Consortium
Their mission is to contribute to sustainable development in Ethiopia by promoting and enhancing the integration of population, health and environment through multi-sectoral approaches.
"Communities’ needs are not siloed: health, environment and livelihoods are all inter-linked. We need to integrate activities in these sectors. It is what science is demonstrating and what justice is demanding." Negash Teklu, Executive Director
Plan International UK
Plan International UK is a children’s charity. They strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.
Population Connection is the US-based grassroots population organisation that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilise world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources
"Population Connection makes the ‘connection’ between rapid population growth and its negative impact on the environment, with women’s empowerment as the key to addressing those challenges." Lee Polansky, Senior Director of Executive Initiatives and Special Projects
The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. They help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. They also empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives.
The Population Institute is an international non-profit that educates policymakers and the public about population, and seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education and services. Through voluntary family planning, they strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.
Population Matters campaigns to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and improve people’s lives. They promote positive, practical and ethical solutions – encouraging smaller families, inspiring people to reduce excessive consumption and helping others to live within the planet’s natural limits.
Population Media Center
Population Media Center is an international development NGO, specialising in custom entertainment products and campaigns designed, in part, to promote contraceptive uptake, educate on the benefits of small family size decisions, and role model a variety of social and environmentally sustainable behavioural norms.
“Thriving Together’s premises are deeply aligned with Population Media Center’s organisational vision and mission. We are proud to stand as part of the incredible portfolio of world-class organisations Thriving Together has assembled: each of them with a crucial role to play in solving the complex and interrelated social and environmental challenges of our times.” Joe Bish, Director of Issue Advocacy.
Population Reference Bureau
PRB informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment and empowers people to use this information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
The ability to decide whether and when to have children is a universal human right. PRB believes that all individuals and couples deserve access to quality reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning. PRB endorses Thriving Together because when conservation and health organisations partner to improve the health of people and ecosystems – particularly in rural areas where access to health services is often poor – benefits accrue for both people and the planet.” – Kristen P. Patterson, People, Health, Planet Programme Director
Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage.
PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.
"PSI believes that when women have the tools they need to determine their own fertility they can do what’s best for themselves, their families and the planet." Karl Hoffman, President & CEO
In 1988, three visionary conservationists had a bold plan: to purchase and protect threatened rainforests and save endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships. Their vision became Rainforest Trust and 30 years later, through unwavering pursuit of that vision, they have helped protect over 20 million acres around the world and there are millions of acres in their pipeline.
"Rainforests are essential for human and planetary health. At the global level, they absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and help stabilise the climate. At the local level, they host the rich biodiversity that underpins the essentials that support communities: food and water security, livelihoods and more. Human and environmental health are interconnected at all levels: We see this in all our work. Promoting education and family planning will play an important role in the sustainable future of our planet." Mark Gruin, Acting CEO
Reproductive Health Uganda
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a volunteer owned and led organisation operating in 17 branches spread in several regions across the country. RHU has a long-standing record of providing quality reproductive health services that include safe motherhood, family planning, HIV/AIDS treatment, adolescent interventions and advocacy.
Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development
Through engagement in maternal/child health and family planning, RFPD aims to foster improvements in human well-being and dignity, women's empowerment and a sustainable balance between population and environment.
"Having for a quarter century been engaged in maternal/child health and family planning, RFPD is looking to now increase collaboration with agencies and organizations in environmental protection and climate activism. Especially in light of many recent publications - from John Bongaarts, Brian O'Neill and others - as well as initiatives such as Project Drawdown and Thriving Together, the potential synergies between these two fields are clearer than ever. We are delighted to see the amount of progress made in recent years regarding awareness about the relation between population and the environment!" Professor Robert Zinser, RFPD Co-Founder
Royal College of General Practitioners
"The RCGP is committed to increasing awareness of the relationship between health, the environment and the impact that the provision of healthcare can have on the environment and wider society and supports #ThrivingTogether because it highlights the importance of integrating reproductive health improvements with sustainable natural resource management for the future health of our planet."
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.
SafeHands for Mothers
SafeHands leverages the power of multimedia to deliver better outcomes for women. They deliver life-saving health messages to the last mile for women that live at a distance from healthcare services. Their solar-media players use Africa's renewable solar power to screen their films in remote settings.
"We welcome Thriving Together as we know when women can choose when, how and if she wants to be pregnant, she is more resilient to respond to the challenges of her environment" Erica Belanger, Assistant Director-Development
On the Right(s) TRACK", where TRACK stands for Training, Research and Advocacy, based on Community Knowledge.
"Salamander works with UNAIDS, WHO and many networks of women living with HIV worldwide, to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women living with HIV in all our diversity. Our access to care, treatment and support, including access to SRH services, is deeply affected by violence against women, both at home and in healthcare settings. We also know that hunger and environmental degradation exacerbate poverty, which increases intimate partner violence. So these are all issues which are intimately linked in a vicious downward spiral. We warmly welcome this initiative from the Margaret Pyke Trust / Population and Sustainability to raise awareness of the critical links between environmental conservation and social and economic justice. A comprehensive, gendered, women-centred and rights-based collaborative response to these complexities is long overdue.” Alice Welbourn, Founding Director and Chair of Trustees
Salmon & Trout Conservation
The Salmon & Trout Conservation charity works to influence government policy, industrial practice and individual behaviour to improve the state of the water environment as well as the health of wild fish stocks.
'SHRINE' stands for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment. They pro-actively help vulnerable people with severe addiction, serious mental illness and/or learning disability to realise their right to health by providing contraception, STI testing/treatment and other related services. They also develop and deliver creative education and training packages for professionals who support their key populations.
"Through our work at SHRINE, we know the only way to truly make an impact for the women we support is to work across sectors (mental health, addictions, maternity, criminal justice and housing). Integrating reproductive and environmental conservationist efforts simply makes sense. Women are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and accessing timely family planning services will become more difficult as people are displaced because of extreme environmental changes. We need to work together to ensure women can realise their right to health." Elana Covshoff, Programme Manager
Society for Conservation of Nature in Liberia
The Society for Conservation of Nature in Liberia promotes nature conservation and the establishment of a protected area network as well as good governance of natural resource management and an increase in public participation in biodiversity conservation.
Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP)
SIRP promotes quality service delivery that improves the living conditions of people, while ensuring true partnership, accountability and good governance.
"SIRP is a civil society organisation in Nigeria which is committed to the realisation of improved maternal and neo-natal health through an improved family planning methods including safe child spacing method and exclusive breast feeding." Mrs. Faith Obioma, Project Officer
Southern African Wildlife College
The Southern African Wildlife College defends wildlife, empowers local communities and gives conservationists of the future the qualifications, practical experience and thought leadership to manage ecosystems.
Stop Ivory’s mission is to stop wildlife crises by inspiring all sectors of society to take responsibility and action to safeguard wildlife. By partnering with government, civil society and communities, they identify critical issues, execute innovative solutions and never give up until they see results.
The Ecological Citizen
The Ecological Citizen is an independent, peer-reviewed, free-to-access journal that provides a forum for inspiring and mobilising discussion with an Earth-centred perspective.
“Humanity and Earth face formidable challenges and addressing those challenges requires, among other things, protecting the natural world and bringing family-planning services to all. We embrace the important initiative “Thriving Together,” which unifies these goals that serve ecological justice and social justice alike.” Eileen Crist, Associate Editor
The Institute of Fisheries Management
The Institute of Fisheries Management is an international organisation of people sharing a common interest in the modern management of recreational and commercial fisheries.
The Laikipia Wildlife Forum
The Laikipia Forum (formerly the Laikipia Wildlife Forum) is a 20,000 strong membership organisation established in 1992 that nurtures and supports stakeholder institutions, which can champion wildlife conservation and sustainable natural resources management in Laikipia and among its neighbors.
"Climate change and population growth remain the biggest challenges to our ability to interact with and support nature, the foundation for all life on our planet. Access to timely information, tools and technology on family size and health are central to our conservation approach and responsibilities. That's why we support the Thriving Together campaign." Peter Hetz, Executive Director
The Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis are involved in a range of conservation projects, including fundraising for in situ projects in the wild and participating in ex situ projects managing captive ‘ark’ populations.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy tackles issues such as climate change, land and water protection, sustainable food security and environmentally-friendly urban planning through policy influence, evidence-based science, technology and investment.
The Peregrine Fund
The Peregrine Fund aims to prevent raptor extinctions and protect areas of high raptor conservation value by engaging people and communities as well as assembling infrastructure and facilities that contribute to achieving said goal.
The Rivers Trust
The Rivers Trust works to protect, promote and enhance freshwater ecosystems for both people and wildlife across the UK.
The Sibthorp Trust
The Sibthorp Trust was established in 1991 as a memorial to the late Mary Sibthorp, a remarkable woman who was greatly concerned with the wise use of natural resources and their international dimensions. No stranger to tackling difficult environmental issues, a specific aim of the charity is to promote the study and discussion of these through the commissioning of workshops, seminars or study groups.
"Endorsing this statement, the Sibthorp Trust achieves its objective of encouraging dialogue on important environmental issues and hopes to help engagement in this vital, if sometimes controversial, conversation. In particular, there could be useful synergies with human population health sector for our ongoing work in mainstreaming the Ecosystem Approach to land and sea management." Professor Ed Maltby, Chair, the Sibthorp Trust
The WILD Foundation
WILD builds strong communities that respect and protect nature for the benefit of all life on Earth.
"Nature supports all life, including people. Our natural support systems suffer from both the number of us on our planet, and our consumption of nature’s resources. We must address both. Improving human health, eliminating poverty , and saving the nature that supports us are all greatly aided by reasonable family planning. This is especially important when focusing on a safe, stable, and prosperous future for rural and developing communities around the world." Vance Martin, President
The Zoological Society of London
The Zoological Society of London is an international conservation charity whose vision is a world where wildlife thrives. They work towards this goal through science and by engaging millions of people through their two zoos, ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoos.
Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme
TVEP exists to generate an attitude of zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, HIV stigma, discrimination against the minority groups encapsulating foreigners, sex workers and LGBTIQ and the promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.
"SRHR awareness helps to reduce unintended pregnancies, STIs and HIV infection" Masikhwa Tshilidzi, Acting Director
Transition Earth’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of the effects of population growth and unsustainable resource use on people and the planet.
"We live on a beautiful, yet fragile planet. Humanity’s fate is tied to that of the natural world. The most successful solutions to protecting it are interconnected, and involve linking conservation with reproductive health and rights for women and men." Suzanne York, Director
Tsavo Trust recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to biodiversity conservation through professional wildlife conservation activities, grass-roots community engagement, valued partnerships and committed supporters combining to create a virtuous circle for the protection of Tsavo’s wilderness.
“Tsavo Trust decided to join the Thriving Together campaign as we believe it will complement our strategy of working in partnerships on direct wildlife conservation projects as well as engaging specific local communities in the stewardship of community conservancies, so as to encourage participation in conservation activities that bring many varying benefits to those marginalized people, especially women and children, that border the formal Protected Areas.” Richard Moller, CEO
The Tusk Trust works with successful local organisations in the African continent, supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes to address threats such as poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.
UCL Institute for Global Health
At the Institute for Global Health, our unique, cross-disciplinary approach is reflected throughout our research and teaching. We work in the real world, collaborating with communities at all levels, and offering workable solutions for policy makers.
“As an institute championing the needs of the most vulnerable groups and equality to achieve global health goals, we fully support Margaret Pyke’s effort”
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau is a faith-based national umbrella organisation of all health facilities founded by different Protestant Churches in Uganda. Currently, the network has over 260 health facilities.
“UPMB’s Rugarama Hospital serves the rural area around Kabale, where our local communities face a range of health, livelihood and environmental challenges. As the challenges are connected, so the solutions must be too. We see the connections between human and environmental health and this is why we support Thriving Together.” Dr. Gilbert Mateeka
Uganda Youth Alliance For Family Planning And Adolescent Health (UYAFPAH)
UYAFPAH is a youth for youth organisation working on Family Planning and SRHR using a Human Rights Based approach.
"We have endorsed the statement because we are a youth led and youth serving organisation focusing on gender sensitive sexual and reproductive health and rights information for the most at-risk and vulnerable populations. We are aware of the need to integrate SRHR and climate change adaptation due to the growing population of young people who currently comprise 70% of Uganda’s population." Mukisa Devis, Policy and Advocacy Officer
UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (APPG)
To ensure the full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development's Programme of Action with specific reference to stabilisation of the world's population through choice and ensuring sustainable development in the UK and abroad.
"Universal access to contraception and comprehensive SRHR services is the surest strategy to combat poverty, environment degradation, empower women, and find lasting harmony in the global human condition." Baroness Jenny Tonge, Co-Chair
UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum
Overseas Territories Conservation exists to promote the co-ordinated conservation of the diverse and increasingly threatened plant and animal species and natural ecosystems across all of UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. It aims to do this by providing assistance in the form of expertise, information and liason between non-governmental organisations and governments, both in the UK and in the Territories themselves.
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.
UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. UNFPA's mission it to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Universal Health Development Foundation (UHDF)
UHDF Is a women and youth led advocacy, research and services linking community grassroots organisation based in Uganda and working towards promoting and improving the health and well-being of people living in rural and hard-to-reach areas through health promotion, health literacy & communication, economic empowerment and capacity building, and linkages to quality health and social services.
"We endorse because our organisation’s mandate aligns with the objectives and the mission. Above all team work is very important and the way to achieve change." Mwesi Yosia Habagaya, Founder and Director of Operations
Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD) aims to help stabilise population by securing women’s freedom to choose their family size.
"We are signing this because we know that sustainable development will be easier to achieve in the context of slower population growth. And all around the world, when women have the information and methods necessary to separate sex from childbearing, family size falls." Alisha Graves, President
We Talk Series Uganda
WEtalk Series Uganda is a youth-serving NGO with a niche in digital storytelling and social inclusion creating a platform for youth to amplify their voices for advocacy on SDGs, health, leadership and livelihood as well as innovating solutions to challenges in their communities for sustainable development.
"I believe that through synergies and passion, we can make a world a better place for girls and women's health and wellbeing. Tell your story, innovate, be the change." Kasaija Joseph, Programmes Manager, WEtalk Series Uganda
WellBeing International aims to provide sustainable solutions for people, animals and environment.
Wellington Zoo Trust
They are the Zoo with the biggest heart and live by the kaupapa/ethos of Me Tiaki, Kia Ora – we must act to ensure living things can thrive.
"We have endorsed Thriving Together because we believe that all life is connected and that we can all make a positive difference to our planet." Karen Fifield, Chief Executive
What Works Association
What Works Association aims to improve the lives of women and men through evidence-based guidance on policies and programmes that promote gender equality.
"We wholeheartedly support the drive to Thrive Together by bringing the health and conservation fields to work together to reduce barriers to voluntary, rights-based family planning, which is a win-win for women, families, communities and the planet." Karen Hardee, Senior Fellow
Wild Planet Trust
The Wild Planet Trust is an education, scientific and conservation charity based in Devon, UK. WPT owns 3 zoos, two local nature reserves and a National Nature Reserve. They are also active at home and abroad working directly with partner organisations to conserve species and their habitats.
The Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working in partnership with schools, farmers, fishermen, companies and political organisations to have a wider impact on wildlife protection. They look after 2300 nature reserves and operate more than 100 visitor and education centres in every part of the UK.
Wilderness Foundation UK
The Wilderness Foundation UK harnesses the positive power of wilderness to change lives and the positive power of humanity to save wilderness.
"Supporting this initiative is a key step to taking population issues to a wider audience. They have so often been hidden as an agenda due to the complexity ,and sensitivities that surround the population agenda. However, the time is right to do this now, with an extinction crisis looming and our population surging forwards as resources and the ability to maintain the numbers and diversity of life will diminish. We must continue however to work compassionately in this work, with equal dignity for all concerned and be mindful of others needs and struggles, and find ways to best support communities to find their own solutions." Jo Roberts, CEO
Wildlife ACT Fund is on a mission to save our planets’ endangered wildlife & wild places from extinction. They believe this is the only chance we have of saving ourselves.
"Working in the space of protected area boundaries to empower individuals in these adjacent communities, we see significant value of such a programme." Mark Gerrard, Director, Community Conservation
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.
“WCS has endorsed this statement because across the planet WCS collaborates with local communities to achieve a shared vision for a more secure and resilient future, where wildlife remains a visible, thriving, and culturally valued part of the wild places where our partners live and we work. Removing barriers to family planning supports this vision.” David Wilkie
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Wildlife Reserves Singapore is a collection-based wildlife conservation organisation. They protect wildlife by connecting and inspiring people to value and conserve biodiversity, while their conservation efforts extend beyond their park boundaries in Singapore and Southeast Asia where they actively participate and lead in saving threatened species in their native habitats.
"Wildlife Reserves Singapore is a world-leading zoological institution headquartered in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Its work in Asia is testament of the substantial and growing role it is undertaking to coordinate regional wildlife conservation projects in their native habitats. WRS is a conservation partner to other international wildlife organisations and participates in managed breeding programmes to prevent animal extinctions.” - Professor Jon Paul Rodríguez, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
Wildlife Trust of India
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments. WTI’s team of around 150 dedicated professionals work towards achieving its vision of a secure natural heritage of India, in six priority landscapes, knit holistically together by nine key strategies or Big Ideas.
"The Wildlife Trust of India works with dozen of local communities implementing innovative and replicable models of human wildlife conflict reduction, promotes ecologically appropriate livelihoods and encourages participation in conservation and positive change in people's perceptions of conservation and wildlife in India. We see the pressures on families when obstacles stand in the way of women exercising their rights to use contraception, when that leads to larger families than are desired. We also see the growing pressures on local habitats when this happens. Thriving Together is important, as it highlights that the health and environment sector can work together to achieve more for both human and environmental health.” Vivek Menon, ED & CEO, Wildlife Trust of India
Wingham Wildlife Park Animal Welfare
Working to combine animal rescue, habitat protection and wildlife conservation to show that they all work hand in hand.
"The primary focus for our organisation has always been the conservation of wildlife and habitats, and it was not until we looked more closely at the risk factors facing chimpanzees in Uganda that we realised the extent to which inadequate reproductive health services, leading to higher rates of human population growth, were threatening habitats. Working on the ground with communities and individuals in the areas where we want to have a positive impact on animals, and doing so by focusing our efforts on a variety of approaches, feel to us, to be the only logical long term approach to easing the impact which we as a species have on the other species we share our space with." Markus Wilder, Chairman to the Trustees
Women for Conservation
Women for Conservation empowers and partners with women around the globe to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats, through nature conservation, family planning and sustainable livelihoods.
"It is crucial to involve more women from rural areas in developing countries to actively participate in the conservation of wildlife habitats, particularly to empower them by providing access to sustainable economic opportunities, knowledge about family planning, and education about preserving biodiversity. Women for Conservation has joined the Thriving Together campaign because it promotes the importance of family planning as a key method to protect our planet." Sara Lara, Executive Director
World Land Trust
The World Land Trust’s mission is to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems in the world. They also strive to develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and raise awareness in the UK and elsewhere of the need for conservation.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University
Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments and cures, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives across generations and around the world.
"There are three main threats to chimpanzees in East Africa: 1) habitat loss, which is largely the result of increasing demands on land from a quickly growing human population; 2) zoonotic diseases, which are increasing in prevalence as human settlements expand, chimpanzee habitats decline and human/chimpanzee interactions increase; and 3) the illegal wildlife trade. To conserve chimpanzees, we need to respond to all three threats, and removing barriers to family planning can be an effective long-term conservation strategy. This is why we support the programme the Margaret Pyke Trust has coordinated at Bwindi Community Hospital, adjacent to the world renowned Impenetrable Forest." Joyce K. Cohen, VMD, DACLAM, Associate Director for Animal Resources.
Youth and Women Aflame Uganda (YAWAU)
A leading organisation in Uganda advocating for sexual reproductive health and rights of young people and women at the national, regional and international levels.
"YAWAU is well placed for endorsement because we best understand the plight of young people and women when it comes to sexual reproductive health and rights coupled with the challenges and service gaps therein." Apolot Ruth, Information and media advocacy officer-YAWAU
Youth Association for Development-Pakistan
The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a youth lead, peace building civil society initiative based in Baluchistan and whose roots lies with a core of volunteers in different districts of Pakistan. YAD is human rights based approach with a multi sector development organisation working on participatory development approach to bring long term change & sustainable development in the society.
Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz
The Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations promotes the conservation of unknown but highly endangered species and their natural habitats.