Friends of Nature (FON) is the oldest environmental NGO in China. We have been working for over a decade to promote environmental awareness about China,s most pressing environmental problems. In particular, we have focused on protecting endangered species such as the Tibetan antelope and the snub-nosed monkey; environmental education through camps, field trips, and most importantly, teacher-training; and awareness-raising campaigns such as photo exhibitions and publications. Though we have achieved some important victories for nature, possibly FON,s greatest achievement is helping to foster a growing network of grassroots environmental NGOs throughout China. We firmly believe that environmental education increases awareness, and awareness increases citizen participation. It is through the participation of all Chinese citizens that China can achieve the dream of an environmentally harmonious society.
For more information about our organization, our various activities and campaigns, and ways that you can contribute to China,s environmentally sustainable development, please explore our English and Chinese websites. Descriptions of our activities are organized by both theme and by year. There are various ways to contribute to FON and the environmentally sustainable development of China, including hiking and birdwatching clubs. If you have any questions about our activities or how you can help ensure the protection of nature for future generations, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!