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David Brower

David Brower  

(1912–2000)In 1966 the American magazine Life described David Brower, then the executive director of the Sierra Club, as the “country's No.1 working conservationist” (27 May 1966). When Brower died ...
environmental Movements

environmental Movements  

A political movement that focuses on protecting the environment, reducing environmental damage (such as pollution), and reducing unsustainable use of natural resources. See also environmentalism.
environmentalism

environmentalism  

A belief in and concern for the importance and influence of environment within a society.‘Environment’ is derived simply from the French verb environner, to surround. Our environment, literally, is ...
nongovernmental Organization

nongovernmental Organization  

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(NGO)A private international organization that acts as a mechanism for cooperation among private national groups in both municipal and international affairs, particularly in economic, social, ...
pressure group

pressure group  

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An alternative term for interest group, often used to indicate disapproval of the group concerned or its methods. Many analysts, however, use it interchangeably with interest group.Wyn GrantWG

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