Origins and aims
Foundation for Environmental Conservation (FEC) started unofficially
about 1972, with the planning of what became the quarterly journal
Environmental Conservation. It was finally established legally in
1975 and remains based in Switzerland, as
non-profit and tax-exempt by authority of the Council of State of the
Republic and Canton of Vaud and is perpetually under Swiss Federal
Government surveillance by the Department of the Interior, Berne. Its
viewpoint and emphasis are holistically global and its activities as
widely international as possible.
term objectives of the Foundation are as
To undertake and
promote pertinent publications, in particular the quarterly journal
The Foundation sponsored, open-ended series of Environmental
Monographs & Symposia started publication in 1981, and a
complementary series of shorter 'readers', entitled Cambridge
Studies in Environmental Policy, started publication in 1990.
The 'original paperback' series of Environmental Challenges
started publication in 1993. The Foundation's pioneering World
Who is Who and Does What in Environmental Conservation was
published by Earthscan in 1997.
pertinent conferences, in particular the International Conferences
on Environmental Future (ICEF), to sponsor the Baer-Huxley Memorial
Lectures, and to organize specialist 'Workshops' to deliberate and
pronounce freely on urgent aspects of environmental despoliation or
other causes for grave concern.
To accept and
administer (under surveillance by the Swiss Federal Department of
the Interior, Berne, and the authority of the Council of State of
the Republic and Canton of Vaud) funds for the above purposes.
Contact the Foundation:
Foundation for Environmental Conservation
Fax: +41(0) 21 86666616
Last updated 2 June 2006