Movement "For Nature"Movement "For Nature" is a non-profit organization which unites people from the wide spectrum of Lithuanian society. From opera primadonas to bikers. From theatre directors to leading scientists. From teachers to students. The main aim of our Movement is to protect nature of Lithuania in all of it's variety. To protect from greed and excessive use, illegal logging, destruction of nests and nest sites of endangered species of birds. To protect from incompetent, quick profit seeking and callous businesses. To protect from ingenious and clever ignorance of Law by such bodies where situations often are like detective stories. To protect nature from the widespread corruption on many levels of those in control.
Movement "For Nature" is a totally independent body and does not seek any funding from Lithuanian government (which many organization here do, thus making them dependant on their financial sources and acting in their interests). We are happy to greet everybody who supports our goals. Our thanks go to a number of people across the country who quickly inform us about illegal activities of logging companies. Such people often put themselves in jeopardy and do fear of loosing their jobs.
Short history of our Movement is reflected in a series of articles written by dr. Algirdas Knystautas in Lrytas.lt, which are available on this site. The start of our Movement came unexpectedly. We discovered that during logging in June a tree with a nest of Pygmy Owl was destroyed and the young died. We made the matter public which resulted in a Petiton "Against forest logging in summer and protection of birds". It was signed by nearly 10.000 people.
Movement "For Nature" acts strictly within existing Law. It is not radical to the extent so as to seek its goals by any means available.
The main task of our Movement is to unite people of Lithuania of different spectrum of our society in order to protect nature and biodiversity.
Our main aims are as follows:
We very much hope that you will become a supporter and will help us in reaching our goals. Thus ensuring, that our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the true wonders of nature. And also that we will not be held responsible for our inaction. Since we did not do much apart from consuming.
Director - dr. Algirdas Knystautas (www.algirdasknystautas.lt)
dr. Tomas Kovėra