North Macedonia – Macedonian Ecological Society (MES)
The mission of MES is to protect nature and the environment through improved knowledge and public involvement
The people of Macedonia appreciate and cherish nature, protect the environment and strive for economic development that rests on the principles of sustainability.
Founded in the early 70s, Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) is among the oldest civil society organization in Macedonia dedicated to science-based activism in the area of biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and environment protection. Our experts provide scientific research which is the bases for our action in projects. Through long-term engagement MES has successfully added species to the IUCN red list, lobbied for the proclamation of protected areas, prevented the destruction of key biodiversity areas, developed the national ecological network, assisted the development of the National Biodiversity Strategy, supported the growth of over 20 small local organizations and trained over 200 volunteers.