"VIOLA" is a non-governmental organization, officially registered in 1993,
the 15th of October. Our aims are to prevent the global environmental crisis,
destruction of the unique species and landscapes, to stop the production
detrimental to the Nature.
We try to realize the conception of the sustainable development, and "the
rational consumption". We find out the ecological problems that can affect the future
of our region and our country. We consolidate all the people who can assist in solving
these problems, and also scientists, teachers, students and others. We're constantly
looking for new ways of creating harmony between Nature and Man.
THE DIRECTIONS OF OUR ACTIVITY:
- protection of nature value of forest
- protection of biodiversity and landscapes
- propaganda of nature protection and ecoculture
- control of the products quality and drinking water
- maintanence of "the sustainable development" conception
- development of NGO's sector influence in the region
- environmental education
MEMBERS OF "VIOLA":
Universities and schools teachers, students, scientists, doctors are the
basis of "VIOLA". Every body is welcomed to "VIOLA". The participators of our
projects are journalists, non-commercial organizations staff, administration and
state organizations officials, pensioners. Our organization is the umbrella for the
following unions - 7 basic ecocentres and 4 departments of NGO:
- the eco-social unity "An Ecologist",
- woman non-professional organization "Provincial Women",
- ecological organization "Temple of Nature",
- youth organization "Sustainable Development"
We have COOPERATED with the following organizations and funds: CCI,
USAID/ISAR (USA), MacArthur, Milieukontakt OOST-Europa, Activity Fund, Embassy
of the Netherland in Moscow, XminY Fund (The Netherlands), USAID/IREX (Moscow),
EECONET Action Fund (the Netherlands).
AWARDS: National Awards, Henry Ford European Conservation Awards 1996/1997.
Our organization created the first non-governmental natural reserve in Russia. The
goal of this project is protection and conservation of valuable nature plot which is
the habitat of rare animals and plants included into the International Red Book of
IUCN. Nowadays we are working out a plan of management for this territory.
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