Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 NIGERIA

bullet2 Environmental Rights Action

 #214, Uselu-Lagos Road


P.O. Box 10577

Benin City




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


The Environmental Rights Action is a grass root Nigerian environmental advocacy group for the protection of the environment and the democratization of development. Founded in 1993, ERA campaigns peacefully as a pressure group committed to improving the policies of government, commercial and non- governmental organizations where those policies are likely to act against environmental human rights. ERA's goal for environmental justice is to empower local people to legally defend their environmental human rights and mobilize their capacity for development efforts. ERA programme areas includes natural resource and conservation; energy and mining; environmental education; gender and environment; legal resource; and media and publication. ERA as grassroots organization is based on community resource centre, and on individual, community group, government or non governmental organizations which shares and which can demonstrate a commitment to the era philosophy.