The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature / Friends of the Earth Norway

Norges Naturvernforbund (Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature) is Norway’s largest and oldest environmental organization.


The organization was established in 1914 and is a non-governmental, nationwide, democratic member organization with around 20 000 individual members, 100 local groups, and regional branches in all counties. After more than 90 years with voluntary work for our common environment, for conservation of the extraordinary nature and wildlife we have in Norway, the organization is well known and respected. Although the organization has a national agenda, many environmental questions have proved to have an international or even global character. Development issues, resource allocations and international cooperation are very much parts of our everyday activities.

Norges Naturvernforbund works actively on international questions on environment, energy, climate and development towards decision makers, the general public and in our own organisation. The International Project Department frequently contributes with inputs on development issues for use in our internal and external information activities. Frequent seminars and workshops are being organized and the department is a regular participant in external forums. Norges Naturvernforbund issues the publications “Miljøjournalen” and “Natur og Miljø”, and both have a high focus on global climate change, energy and development issues.

Norges Naturvernforbund is a part of Friends of the Earth International.

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

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