The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) is a partnership of leading organizations involved in invasive species policy and action. Coalition partners include conservation organizations, environmental advocacy groups, and scientific professional societies. These partners collectively represent thousands of scientists, policy experts, and advocates dedicated to preventing the introduction of new invasive species and stopping the spread of existing invaders.
With over 4 million members and supporters, the National Wildlife Federation is the nation’s largest member-supported conservation education and advocacy group. NWF is America’s conservation organization protecting wildlife for our children’s future. At NWF, we envision a world where people work together to protect wildlife and are able to pass on abundant wildlife and wild places to our children.
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) makes law work for people, places, and the planet. ELI’s Mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress.
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students make up the more than 5,000 members worldwide.
The National Association of Invasive Plant Councils (NAIPC) is a coalition of state and regional councils representing professional natural resource managers, scientists and others with an interest in invasive plant management. The coalition promotes effective policy and practice for management of invasive plants in natural areas.
The Center for Invasive Species Prevention strives to advance policy and non-governmental approaches to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. We work through engaging stakeholders, educating the public and decision-makers and advocating for effective measures to government officials.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
The Wildlife Society (TWS) was founded in 1937 and is a non-profit professional society representing wildlife biologists and managers, dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission is to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.
The Natural Areas Association exists to support the community of professionals, students and others who share a passion for our natural areas. We help members reach their professional goals, promote natural areas management based on sound science, and support natural areas research. NAA’s membership is diverse; we welcome land managers, natural resources managers, conservation researchers, policy makers, educators, students, and volunteers.
The Alliance is the oldest Great Lakes organization devoted 100 percent to the lakes. Our professional staff works with scientists, policymakers, businesses, community groups and everyday citizens to protect and restore the world’s largest surface freshwater resource. Our mission at the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.
American Bird Conservancy is the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist—the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We take on the toughest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on sound science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.
Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.