Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

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Definition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):
A legally constituted organization created by private persons or organizations with no participation or representation of any government. In the cases in which NGOs are funded totally or partially by governments, the NGO maintains its non-governmental status insofar as it excludes government representatives from membership in the organization. [1]
This is the common definition for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Wikipedia - Non-Governmental Organizations [1]

See also

EUCC --- The Coastal Union. Aims to promote coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers.
International Ocean Institute --- Knowledge-based non-governmental, non-profit international organisation devoted to the sustainable development of the oceans.
KIMO --- Local Authorities international environmental organisation - an international association of Local Authorities, which was founded in Esbjerg, Denmark, in August 1990 to work towards cleaning up pollution in the North Sea.
Marine Stewardship Council --- Independant non-profit organisation that promotes responsible fishing practices.
UNEP --- Marine Coastal Environment - United Nations Environment Program - Marine Coastal Environment section.
World conservation union --- Aims to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
WWF --- World Wide Fund for Nature
WorldFish Centre --- Mission to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture
WWF Marine page