Seas At Risk member organisations

Seas At Risk has thirty two member organisations in seventeen countries. Members are all national or international environmental non-governmental organisations. If your organisation is interested in applying to join our network, please contact our Member Liason Officer at Lgray /at/ 

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Archipelagos - Greece

Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation is a Greek non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1998. Archipelagos is committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as of the NE Mediterranean region overall.


BUND - Germany

The Association for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND) is committed to protecting the natural environment which makes life possible for the world. The BUND is involved in ecological agriculture and healthy food for climate protection and the development of renewable energy, protection of endangered species, forests and water. With about 480,000 members BUND is one of the major environmental groups in Germany, with a national network of 2,000 regional and local departments.



Danmarks Naturfredningsforening - Denmark

Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (DNF) is the largest nature conservation and environmental organisation in Denmark. With the support of 140,000 members, DNF works to protect nature and the environment. It has 216 local committees and 2000 active members who are active at local and regional levels. The organisation also tries to generate attention to EU matters in Denmark.


Ecologistas en Accion - Spain 

Ecologistas en Acción is a confederation of more than 300 environmental groups distributed by towns and cities in Spain. It is part of the so-called social ecologism, which understands that environmental problems have their origin in an increasingly globalized production and consumption model, from which other social problems also derive, and that must be transformed if an ecological crisis is to be avoided. To this end, it carries out awareness campaigns, public or legal complaints, while at the same time developing concrete and viable alternatives in each of the areas in which it carries out its activity. In addition to the local groups, there are thematic areas integrated by volunteers from different groups, one of them is about Marine Environment.

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European Environmental Bureau - International

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is a federation of more than 140 environmental citizens’ organisations based in all EU Member States and most Accession Countries, as well as in a few neighbouring countries. These organisations range from local and national, to European and international. The aim of the EEB is to protect and improve the environment of Europe and to enable the citizens of Europe to play their part in achieving that goal.


ENT Foundation - Spain

The ENT Foundation is a private research center whose aim is to develop research and innovation projects in the areas of environment, development and international cooperation. They work mainly with other research centers, public administration and NGOs.

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France Nature Environnement - France

Established in 1976, France Nature Environnement is a network of more than 3000 associations working for environment protection. It contributes to the improvement and respect of environmental laws in France and is present in more than 200 consultative and advisory bodies.

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Friends of the Black Sea - Bulgaria

Established in 2018, Friends of the Black Sea works for the protection, conservation and recovery of the Black sea ecosystem, conservation of marine biological resources ensuring their long-term exploitation and benefits for the future generations. 

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Good Fish Foundation - Netherlands

The Good Fish Foundation (GFF)  was founded in June 2014 to manage and develop the Dutch VISwijzer (Seafood Guide). The GFF works with and alongside European businesses to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable seafood supply chain and sustainable aquaculture development. They aim to do this by promoting market demand for sustainable seafood and by assisting consumers and businesses throughout the seafood supply chain in making informed and responsible buying decisions in the Netherlands and Europe.


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Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Território e Ambiente - Portugal

Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Território e Ambiente (GEOTA) was established in 1986 and is a nationwide, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, independent from political, economic, religious or other affiliations.

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International Fund for Animal Welfare - International

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) aims at rescue and protect animals around the world. Its marine conservation work focuses on addressing the threat of inadequate protection of marine species and habitat from human activities, including commercial whaling, shipping, and ocean noise pollution. Our planet’s marine face more threats today than ever before. Commercial whaling, the greatest historic threat to whale populations continues in Japan, Iceland and Norway; endangered whales are struck and killed in busy international shipping lanes; and the growing din from ships, industrial development, and navy sonar activities poses unprecedented global challenges to marine life. IFAW is a recognised leader in the fight to end commercial whaling, reduce ocean noise pollution and effectively address emerging marine conservation challenges.

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Irish Wildlife Trust - Ireland

The Irish Wildlife Trust was founded in 1979 and works to create a better future for Ireland’s biodiversity by motivating and supporting people to take action to protect biodiversity. We achieve this through campaigning and advocacy, public engagement events, citizen science projects, practical conservation activities and community & school education

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Legambiente - Italy

Founded in 1980, Legambiente was one of the first groups of environmentalists and antinuclear movements that developed in Italy and throughout the Western world.


Levende Hav - Denmark

Levende Hav (Danish Society for a Living Sea) works for the preservation of the marine landscape, to guarantee a diversity of marine flora and fauna, and to ensure that future fisheries are based on ecological principles and are sustainable both economically and socially.


Liga para a Protecção da Natureza - Portugal

Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN) is one of Portugal's leading non-governmental organisation with 7500 members. It is the oldest environmental association in the Iberian Peninsula, created in 1948, with the main tobjective of contributing to the conservation of nature, biodiversity and ecosystems.



The MARE Foundation - Poland

The Mare Foundation was founded in 2015 to work to protect the Polish and Baltic marine environment. The main objectives of the MARE Foundation are conservation of marine living resources and their habitats through measures aimed at promoting sustainable exploitation of marine and coastal resources, the protection of ecosystems and its components having an impact on the marine environment and raising public awareness of environmental matters, as well as helping people affected by ecological disasters and their effects.


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Marine Conservation Society - UK

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) was officially registered as a charity in 1983 in the UK. Since then, MCS has achieved major successes in protecting special wildlife, tackling sewage problems, helping the seafood-buying public, and influencing Government and industry. Today, more than 7,000 supporters fund their work through membership, donations, and turtle adoption schemes. An additional 8,000 MCS volunteers participate in the yearly beach clean up activities around the country.


Mediterranean SOS Network - Greece

MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network is a non-profitable, non-governmental organization active since 1990 in matters related to the environment and culture on a Euro - Mediterranean level. It has120 Full Members who form its annual General Assembly and approximately 3000 Supporting Members.


Natuurpunt - Belgium

Natuurpunt is a Belgian NGO, who administers and maintains northern Belgian’s network of natural parks and nature centers. They have a very large membership base of ordinary people who want to enjoy nature and contribute to protecting it. They also have a large base of volunteers and staff who work in the natural parks, preserving nature and educating the general public. Natuurpunt also works on coastal issues to protect Belgian beaches.



Oceancare - Switzerland

OceanCare has been working for the protection of marine mammals and oceans since 1989. With research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education as well as its contributions to a range of important international committees, OceanCare has undertaken concrete steps worldwide to improve the conditions of life in the world’s oceans.

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Project AWARE - International

Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. They are focusing in on two major ocean issues –Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash in our ocean. They are concentrating on these serious problems where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long-term change.

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Quercus - Portugal

Quercus is the largest environmental NGO in Portugal. It was founded in 1985 and acts as an independent, non-partisan association of citizens who share an interest in the conservation of nature. Today its work includes conservation of nature and biodiversity, energy, water, waste, climate change, forests, sustainable consumption, environmental responsibility and marine protection.


Retorna - Spain

Retorna is a platform formed by over 15 members from different NGO´s, including consumer and environmental groups, trade unions and the recycling industry. Its aim is to change the production and consumption model to one that considers waste as a resource and believes no resource should be landfilled or incinerated and never end up in our forests, rivers or seas.

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Sciaena - Portugal

Sciaena is a Portuguese NGO that works to conceive, implement and support marine environmental projects, promotes the sustainable use of coastal and marine resources, and advocates for the integrated development of associated communities. They lobby nationally and internationally to promote a scientific approach to marine environmental protection.

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Sea First Foundation - The Netherlands - Belgium - Spain

The Sea First Foundation (SFF) informs and educates the general public, and children in particular, about the importance of the world’s oceans and what threats are posed to the marine environment. By creating awareness, SFF tries to reduce or (preferrably) stop the detrimental human influence on the oceans and all marine life, whether it be underwater or topside (like seabirds). SFF was founded by people who are involved in the oceans in many diverse way; be it through work, training, hobby or general interest.



Stichting De Noordzee - Netherlands

Stichting De Noordzee is a professional Dutch non-governmental organisation working exclusively on North Sea issues.


Sunce - Croatia

Sunce is one of Croatia's leading civil society organizations for environmental and nature protection. Sunce advocates responsible management of natural resources based on the principles of sustainable development and contributes to this through the development of expert studies, guidelines, plans and strategies for effective protection of the environment. Sunce also actively contributes to conservation by encouraging public participation, education and awareness raising. 



Surfrider Foundation Europe - International

Surfrider Foundation Europe is a non profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the ocean, lakes, rivers, the coastline and waves, and the people who enjoy and appreciate them. Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organisation brings together today about 2,000 volunteers, 13,000 members, more than 40 local chapters active in 11 European countries, and 150,000 supporters in Europe.

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Sustainable Water Action Network (SWAN) - Ireland

The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of twenty-six of Ireland’s leading environmental groups working together to protect Ireland’s waters by participating in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), Marine Strategy Framework and other water related policy in Ireland.  SWAN is made up of national and local groups with a wide range of specialist and local knowledge and expertise in all areas of Ireland’s aquatic environment.



Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen - Sweden

Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen (SSNC) is the largest nature conservation and environmental organisation in Sweden with 170,000 members and 274 local branches across the whole country.



De Waddenvereniging - Netherlands

The Wadden Sea, Europe's largest intertidal wetland, is situated between the mainland of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark and a string of islands. De Waddenvereniging (The Wadden Sea Society) was established in 1965, has more than 45,000 members, and aims to preserve the characteristic values of the Wadden area for future generations.


Whale and Dolphin Conservation - International

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. They defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Their vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

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