Environmental Groups that Dominate Facebook

Environmental Groups that Dominate Facebook

MICHAEL D’ESTRIES

Pop-culture expert writes about entertainment, arts — and the occasional zombie.

The environmental groups that dominate Facebook

Meet the organizations wielding the power of Facebook to inspire, educate and advocate for the planet.

The 25 most dominant environmental groups on Facebook include the WWF, Greenpeace and Conservation International just to name a few.

Interested in learning more about some of social media’s most influential environmental organizations? Using Facebook “likes” as a guide, here are the top 25 organizations committed to safeguarding species, habitat and the delicate balance of nature on our planet. While they may not all have the same number of followers, each group is an unquestionable force for spearheading sustainable change and delivering results.

1.  World Wide Fund for Nature
The world’s largest conservation organization, with more than 5 million supporters worldwide working on some 1,300 projects, the group formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund is also the reigning champ of Facebook. In addition to making recent news for efforts to protect gorilla and tiger populations, as well as educating the masses on climate change through Earth Hour, the organization also recently announced a collaboration with Netflix and Silverback films to create a nature documentary sequel to the hit series “Planet Earth.”
2.  Greenpeace International
With 15,000 volunteers globally, a staff of 2,400, and offices in more than 40 countries, Greenpeace is one of the most active and influential international nonprofits fighting for the planet. From safeguarding forests to protecting the Arctic from oil drilling, activists fighting for Greenpeace are well-known for their creative and daring stunts to publicize their campaigns.
3.  Big Cat Rescue
Created in 1992, the Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest sanctuary dedicated to saving and educating exotic big cats. The 67-acre sanctuary located in Tampa, Florida, is home to more than 100 big cats representing 11 species. In addition to ending the abuse of captive big cats from attractions like roadside zoos and circuses, the organization is also committed to saving wild populations from poachers and trophy hunters.
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