Grasshopper no 6, Spring '95
The Slovak Union Of Nature And Landscape Protectors (SZOPK) was established on June 20, 1969. It now has nearly 7000 members in 423 local groups. Its mission is:
Main activities are divided into several areas:
1. Natural resources protection:
2. Protection of historical structures of the landscape:
3. Cultural heritage protection:
4. Environmental education and work with young people (e.g. establishment of Centres of Environmental Education, training courses for teachers, educators, lecturers, children, workshops, excursions, summer camps, etc.).
5. Researching and writing expertises, publishing activities and propaganda, Eco-film festivals, exhibitions, evaluation of various proposals, laws, etc.
6. Distributing leaflets, journals, posters, and information about conferences, seminars, lectures, press conferences, green library, etc.
7. Special environmental issues - health, alternative energy, nuclear energy, waste management traffic.
8. Social activities - consumers' movement, help for handicapped people, organization of various cultural events in order to focus public attention on environmental issues.
Plans for the future include:
SZOPK is looking for cooperation with other NGOs on the projects mentioned above.
811 01 Bratislava