I wrote yesterday about the usefulness of NGOs interested in global learning / social justice talking with NGOs that are interested in (or which should be interested in) education related to the goals that have a natural capital grounding. The NGOs I listed under the latter heading were:
- the Wildlife Trusts
- the British Trust for Ornithology
- the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
- the Marine Conservation Society
I might have added:
- the National Biodiversity Network
- the Woodland Trust
- Butterfly Conservation
- the British Dragonfly Society
- National Trust
- Shark Conservation Society
- the Bat Conservation Trust
- Whale and Dolphin Conservation
... and many, many more. See here.
The fact that this list seems endless shows how fragmented what I have called (no doubt inexactly and perhaps controversially) the natural capital side of things. And I've not mentioned any overtly educational organisations (NAEE / SEEd / GA / ASE / FACE / CLOtC / FSC / LTL / etc / etc., or charities such as Friends of the Earth / Client Earth / E3G / Greenpeace / CPRE, etc., or any of the quasi-governmental bodies: Natural England / Forestry Commission / Environment Agency / Environment and Heritage service / English Heritage / Heritage England / etc / etc.
It is no small wonder that those interested in social justice find it easier to bend the ear of those with money and clout.
A new book, The World We'll Leave Behind (which I've co-written with Paul Vare), directly addresses these issues.