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Baltic Network

 

The Baltic Sea covers an area of 415 266km2 in Northern Europe. Nine countries share the Baltic Sea coastline: Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Denmark. More than 80 million people inhabit the Baltic Sea catchment area. The Baltic Sea is a unique brackish water environment. At the same time it’s one of the most polluted seas in the world. Agricultural, industrial and wastewater run-off have all led to the deterioration of the water quality. Coupled with overfishing and biodiversity loss, it threatens the health of the Baltic Sea environment.

 

Following you can find a compilation of charitable organizations in the Baltic Sea region, which are try to support a sustainable management for the Baltic Sea. This mainly includes fishing, eutrophacation, pollution, shipping etc. 

 

There are countless of organization in the Baltic Sea region. This compilation is at the very beginning and will grow with the time. If your organizations is operative and should be part of these compilation, please contact us. Also if you have any improvements or changes, please let us know.

Contact: h.doerner(at)lighthouse-foundation.org

 

 

 

 

       Organizations                                                                                          Contact


 

Denmark

Levendehav

Levandehav (Danish Society for a Living Sea) is a Danish organization dedicated to the conservation of marine ecosystems. They 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. Special emphasis feature is the sustainable fisheries.

Web:
www.levendehav.dk

E-Mail:
knud(at)levende-hav.dk 

Social Media:

Oceana

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species. In 2011 they opened an office in Copenhagen to promote sustainable fisheries and to improve the network of Marine Protected Areas in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat. To achieve this, they combine marine environmental advocacy work with scientific at-sea investigations.

Web:
www.baltic.oceana.org

E-Mail:
baltic(at)oceana.org

Social Media:
  Twitter

WWF Denmark

WWF Denmark employs a broad approach in delivering our conservation goals, often engaging politically for the designation and good management of marine protected areas, especially Natura 2000 areas. They also continue to emphasize sustainable fishing by encouraging the market for sustainable seafood, and by promoting an ambitious reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.

Web:
www.wwf.dk

E-Mail:
m.blaesbjerg(at)wwf.dk

Social Media:


 

Estonia

Estonian Green Movement

Estonian Green Movement is a non-profit environmental organization. It was founded already in 1988, becoming one of the first environmental NGOs in Estonia that started to deal with wide range of environment and development issues. Today ERL one of the most influential environmental groups in Estonia, raising environmental awareness among public, pushing government for strong policy and being quite visible in national media.

Web:
www.roheline.ee
      
E-Mail:
meriliis.kotkas(at)gmail.com

Keep the Estonian Sea Tidy

Keep the Estonian Sea Tidy is a non-governmental organization that aims to contribute to the preservation of the natural balance and uniqueness and ensure the cleanness of Estonia’s coastal areas, islands, internal waters, and the sea surrounding Estonia. The target groups are organizations and local governments administering ports and beaches as well as the individuals who visit those places. A large target group consists of teachers and students

Web:
www.hem.ee
      
E-Mail:




 

Finland

Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)

The Baltic Sea Action Group, is an independent non-profit foundation having its head quarters in Finland. BSAG is active in all nine countries around the Baltic Sea.The mission of BSAG is to revive the ecological state of the entire Baltic Sea. BSAG is focusing on achieving a societal systematic change to switch to nutrient cycling processes and systems without hazardous substances. The main tool for creating actions is the Baltic Sea Commitmen in which the Commitment maker describes what it is going to do for the benefit of the sea, and in which time.

Web:
www.bsag.fi

E-Mail:
mathias.bergman(at)bsag.fi

Social Media:
 Twitter

Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association

Keep the Archipelago Tidy is a non-profit organisation with over 40 years of experience in environment protection. They are active in environment protection in many fields: waste collection, recycling, information and education. In addition to these established services, the organisation has also started special local projects, which all contribute to creating a better future for our water environments.

Web:
www.pidasaaristosiistina.fi

E-Mail:
aija.backstrom(at)pssry.fi

Clean Baltic Sea – John Nurminen Foundation

The John Nurminen Foundation has promoted for a cleaner Baltic Sea since 2004. Foundation's Clean Baltic Sea projects have two areas of operation. Projects related to the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea aim to reduce phosphorus load to the sea, mainly on waste water treatment plants around the catchment area of the Baltic Sea. The Tanker Safety project aims is to significantly reduce the risk of a large-scale oil tanker disaster in the Gulf of Finland.

Web:
www.puhdasitameri.fi

E-Mail:
saatio(at)jnfoundation.fi


Social Media:
  Twitter

WWF Finland

WWF Finland was established in 1972. One of the top priorities for WWF Finland´s conservation work is the Baltic Sea. The main focus is to improve the condition of the Baltic Sea by reducing the effects of eutrophication, promoting sustainable local fishing, preventing oil spills through improved maritime safety, and preserving the endangered species and habitats of the region through the establishment of marine conservation areas and integrated sea use management.

Web:
www.wwf.fi


E-Mail:
sampsa.vilhunen(at)wwf.fi


Social Media:
 Twitter


 

Germany

BUND

BUND is a non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving nature and protecting the environment. The BUND is one of the biggest environmental organizations in Germany. Experts from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein joined in the Baltic Sea AG. The important topics in the Baltic Sea protection are planned offshore wind power systems, security in the increasing ship traffic, Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Web:
www.bund.net

E-Mail:
info(at)bund.net

Social Media:
  Twitter

EUCC Germany

The German branch 'EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V.' was established as an association in 2002. The main objective is to strengthen German activities within the field of Integrated Coastal Zone Management by bridging the gap between coastal science and practice. EUCC-Germany provides relevant information, consults and educates coastal practitioners, hosts workshops and conferences and runs demonstration projects.

Web:
www.eucc-d.de

E-Mail:
eucc(at)eucc-d.de

Social Media:

  Twitter

Nabu

NABU is one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany. The main objectives are the preservation of habitats and biodiversity, the promotion of sustainability in agriculture, forest management and water supply and distribution. NABU is also committed to an improved and more consistent protection of the marine environment and the sustainable use of marine resources in the Baltic Sea.

Web:
www.nabu.de

E-Mail:
NABU(at)NABU.de

Social Media:
 Twitter

Surfrider Foundation (Germany)

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches. They focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems. Surfrider Foundation volunteers and staff utilize a number of programs in their efforts to protect the coast and raise awareness of environmental issues.

Web:
www.surfriderfoundation.de

E-Mail:
info(at)surfriderfoundation.de

Social Media:
 Twitter

WWF Germany

Since 1991, WWF Germany’s Baltic Sea Project office in Stralsund has been working to protect rich marine life areas. Through a range of projects and campaigns, the Baltic Sea office is promoting integrated sea use management and sustainable maritime spatial planning, including effective management of marine protected areas. The Stralsund office is also active in the development of innovative tools tracking bycatch (unwanted catch of fish and sea animals in fishing nets). Further focus includes sustainable shipping and the reduction of the negative impacts of infrastructure development.

Web:
www.wwf.de


E-Mail:
lamp(at)wwf.de


Social Media:

  Twitter


 

Lativa

Latvian Green Movement

Latvian Green Movement (LaGM) is an environmental non-governmental organisation (established in 2004) with more than 100 individual members and five regional groups working to promote environmental protection and public participation.Content-wise LaGM focuses in its work on three areas: climate issues and sustainable energy; sustainable coastal development and supporting local initiatives and campaigns for improved environmental quality. LaGM uses various methods to achieve its goals such as advocacy, environmental education, distributing information, campaigning, monitoring and research.

Web:
www.zalie.lv

E-Mail:
alda.ozola(at)zalie.lv

Social Media:

WWF Latvia – Pasaules Dabas fonds

Pasaules Dabas Fonds is a Latvian NGO that was founded in 1991. In 2005 they signed a cooperation agreement with the WWF. Main work areas are Woods, Sea, Climate, Freshwater and topics around the Baltic Sea. They are working to increase knowledge and awareness of the links between land-use practices and the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, as well as promoting sustainable fish consumption and integrated solutions for managing the Baltic Sea marine enviroment.

Web:
www.pdf.lv


E-Mail:
ipurgalis(at)pdf.lv

Social Media:
  Twitter


 

Lithuania

The Lithuanian Fund for Nature 

The Lithuanian Fund for Nature is a non-governmental organization for the conservation of nature. Its activities are closely related to the preservation of wildlife. In an attempt to preserve a more beautiful and diverse Baltic Sea for the future generations they pay special attention to reducing agricultural and laundry wastes and protecting fishing grounds in the baltic sea.

Web:
www.glis.lt

E-Mail:
info(at)glis.lt

Social Media:
 


 

Poland

Fundacja Nasza Ziemia (Our Earth Foundation )

Fundacja Nasza Ziemia is a Non-Governmental Organization focused mainly on environmental education. It was founded in 1994 and it has been providing valuable knowledge regarding environmental protection to the citizens of Poland ever since. One of our most prized accomplishments has been the successful promotion and coordination of the “International Clean Up Baltic" campaign in Poland. It is an educational and informative campaign aimed at all the citizens of the Baltic countries, including the inhabitants of inland regions. Their input has a meaningful impact on the condition of sea water.           

Web:
www.naszaziemia.pl

E-Mail:
agnieszka.wieczorek(at) naszaziemia.pl

Social Media:
 Twitter

Green Federation GAJA

Green Federation GAJA is a Polish NGO working in the field of active nature conservation, environment protection and civil society awareness rising. Its work include research studies, educational campaigns, watchdog monitoring and raising society awareness on the problem of pollution of the Baltic Sea. One of the main aims of GFG is activities concerning the development of sustainable fisheries in the Baltic Sea.

Web:
gajanet.pl


E-Mail:
jakub(at)gajanet.pl

Social Media:

WWF Poland

WWF Poland is focused on protecting marine habitats and mammal, among others grey seals and harbour porpoise. They have also created the ‘Blue Patrol,’ which is focused on rescuing Baltic mammals. WWF Poland works to achieve sustainable fisheries in the region and is active in trying to reduce eutrophication and implement a more effective and environmentally friendly management of the Baltic Sea and coast.

Web:
www.wwf.pl  

E-Mail:
emilewska(at)wwf.pl


Social Media:
  Twitter


 

Russian

Friends of the Baltic 

Friends of the Baltic is an inter-regional youth environmental NGO which operates in St.Petersburg and Leningrad region, on the Russian part of the coast of the Gulf of Finland, and helps the Baltic Sea and supports green solutions for sustainable development. Friends of the Baltic go for an effective system for popular environmental education of children and adults, for forming environmentally sound life stile and promotion of sustainable development of the region. 

Web:
www.baltfriends.ru

E-Mail:
olga-senova(at)yandex.ru


 

Sweden

BalticSea2020

Björn Carlsons Östersjöstiftelse was formed the foundation in 2005. The aim is to stimulating research work to improve the Baltic environment, especially work of a cross-disciplinary nature, and otherwise increasing knowledge of the problems associated with that inland sea. The present focus areas are fisheries, eutrophication and a living coastal zone. Also the foundation work actively to spread information about the Baltic Sea and its challenges to the general public, schools, policy makers and politicians.

Web:
www.balticsea2020.org

E-Mail:
info(at)balticsea2020.org

Social Media:

Keep Sweden Tidy 

Keep Sweden Tidy is a non-profit organization with wide support from other non-profit organizations, associations, national and local authorities, as well as from the business and public sectors. Today it is also one of the market leaders within environmental education, providing courses, environmental teaching methods and educational material to public schools and the business sector. It has also been partner och lead partner in several international projects concerning the marine environment, for example Save the North Sea and Baltic SeaBreeze.

Web:
www.hsr.se

E-Mail:
info(at)hsr.se

Social Media:
 Twitter

Save our Baltic Sea

Save our Baltic Sea is a 10 year media project about the Baltic Sea environment. Filmmakers Mattias Klum and Folke Rydén are spending ten years documenting the efforts to save the Baltic Sea. Focusing on the decision-making processes for environmental, scientific and political issues, the aim is to produce a television documentary every other year in cooperation with public service broadcasters around the region.

Web:
www.saveourbalticsea.com

E-Mail:
mail(at)ourbalticsea.com

Social Media:
 Twitter

Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation is a charitable environmental organisation. Climate change, seas and fishing, forests, agriculture and environmental toxins are our priority areas of work. The important topics in the Baltic Sea protection are overfishing, algal blooms and dead sea floor. Also emissions from industry and agriculture pose an additional threat to the entire marine environment.

Web:
naturskyddsforeningen.se


E-Mail:
webb(at) naturskyddsforeningen.se


Social Media:
  Twitter

WWF Schweden

The protection of white tailed eagles and seals were WWF Sweden’s first priorities in the Baltic Sea. Today the overarching goal is to address the environmental problems facing the Baltic Sea and implementing a comprehensive integrated sea use management. Through all of our main priorities, such as fishing, eutrophication and shipping, they are striving to achieve this goal, and make our marine ecosystem healthier.

Web:
www.wwf.se


E-Mail:
asa.andersson(at)wwf.se


Social Media:
  Twitter


 

Regional

Coalition Clean Baltic

Coalition Clean Baltic is a politically independent NGO network. At present CCB unites 21 member organizations from Belarus, Denmark, Estonia,Finland, , Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The main goal of CCB is to promote the protection and improvement of the Baltic Sea environment. To reach the goal CCB engage in: lobbying, environmental education etc. to raise public awareness, joint NGO projects in the field and support to member organizations projects.

Web:
www.ccb.se

E-Mail:
gunnar.noren(at)ccb.se

Fisheries Secretariat 

The Fisheries Secretariat (FISH) is a non-profit organization working towards sustainable fisheries in Europe with a strong focus on the Baltic Sea. Our long-term goal is healthy seas with thriving fish stocks and great diversity. The Fisheries Secretariat work towards more sustainable fisheries through information, international co-operation, capacity building and lobbying.

Web:
www.fishsec.org

E-Mail:
info(at)fishsec.org

Social Media:
 Twitter

Greenpeace

Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries. Greenpeace focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. Among all Ocean´s Greenpeace is committed to defending the health of the Baltic Sea and the animals, plants and peoples that depend upon them. They investigate, expose and confront unsustainable industrial fishing and other destructive activities.

Web:
www.greenpeace.org

E-Mail:
mail(at)greenpeace.de

Social Media:
  Twitter