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Le portail rinoceros d’informations sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde a été intégré au nouveau site Ritimo pour une recherche simplifiée et élargie.

Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

Le projet rinoceros n’a pas disparu, il continue de vivre pour valoriser les points de vue des acteurs associatifs dans le monde dans le site Ritimo.


AfricaFiles was launched 2002 and is a network of volunteers committed to the promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. The group produces the online mazine At Issue Ezine, which aims to publish well-researched, provocative and insightful original articles on important current themes in sub-Saharan Africa, such as AIDS, ecology, economic justice, etc.

Address: AfricaFiles, 99 Kimberley Avenue, Toronto ON M4E 2Z4 - Canada
Email: info AT

Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

Created in 1999, the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) is a non-profit organization based in Argentina which aims to build a more harmonious relationship between the environment and people. Its work centers on promoting greater access to justice and guaranteeing human rights for victims of environmental degradation or non-sustainable management of natural resources and preventing future violations. To this end, CEDHA fosters the creation of inclusive public policy that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable development, through community participation, public interest litigation, strengthening democratic institutions, and the capacity building of key actors. The group’s work includes advocacy, research and publications and capacity building. Current focuses include ‘The Human Right to Water’ and International Financial Institutions. Site also available in Spanish.

Address: General Paz, 186 - 10mo. Piso, "A" Córdoba 5000 - Argentina
Phone: 54 351 425 6278

Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) (...)

CEESP mission is to contribute to the IUCN Mission by providing insights and expertise on ways to harmonize biodiversity conservation with the crucial socioeconomic and cultural concerns of human communities, such as livelihoods, poverty eradication, development, equity, human rights, cultural identity, security and the fair and effective governance of natural resources.

Address : 5 Lakpour Lane, Suite 24, IR-16936 Tehran - IRAN
Phone: ++(98 21) 2296-4114/5/6
Fax: ++(98 21) 2295-4217
Email: ceesp AT

Environmental Defense (...)

Environmental Defense is an american nonprofit organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, it is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems.

Address : 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010 - USA
Tel : (212) 505-2100
Fax : (212) 505-2375
Email :
Website :

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Created in 1971, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Based in London, the IIED work globally through a wide range of long-standing relationships with partners across the developing world.

Their partnerships generate close working relations with many key development actors from smallholder farmers and big city slum-dwellers to national governments and regional NGOs, global institutions and international processes. The IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people’s livelihoods.

Address : 3 Endsleigh Street, London, England WC1H 0DD
Phone : +44 (0) 20 7388 2117
Fax : +44 (0) 20 7388 2826
Email :
Website :

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - The World Conservation Union

The World Conservation Union was founded in October 1948 as the International Union for the Protection of Nature (or IUPN). It supports and develops cutting-edge conservation science; implements this research in field projects around the world; and then links both research and results to local, national, regional and global policy by convening dialogues between governments, civil society and the private sector.

Address : Rue Mauverney 28, Gland, 1196 - SWITZERLAND
Phone: +41 (22) 999-0000
Fax: +41 (22) 999-0002

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. They campaign for openness and democratic accountability in government; for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care.

Address: 1600 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 - USA
Phone: (202) 588-1000
Email: See website for list of email addresses.

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