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Environmental Defence Society

EDS

Auckland, New Zealand

The Environmental Defence Society is a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organisation, comprised of resource management professionals who are committed to improving environmental outcomes within New Zealand. EDS was established in 1971 by a group of law students and scientists. The idea behind EDS was to bring together the disciplines of science, law and planning to advocate for the environment. Since its inception, EDS has had a long and largely successful history of litigating environmentally significant cases. More recently EDS has become increasingly involved in providing support and capacity building for individuals, community organisations and councils; in undertaking research and policy analysis on key environmental issues; and in profiling key issues through seminars and conferences. In its research and policy work EDS seeks to build constructive partnerships and relationships with business, government and other groups across civil society.

Contact details

Website:
https://eds.org.nz/

Address:
Environmental Defence Society, PO Box 91736, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, ,

Country:
New Zealand

Sub-region:
Australia and New Zealand

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
New Zealand
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1971
Age (years)
Environmental Defence Society
 51
New Zealand average
 23
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2022): Gary Taylor
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Gary Taylor
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Gary Taylor
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2022
Environmental Defence Society
 11
New Zealand average
 14
Global average
 43
2021
Environmental Defence Society
 8
2016
Environmental Defence Society
 6
% Female staff
2022
Environmental Defence Society
 80%
New Zealand average
 78%
Global average
 53%
2021
Environmental Defence Society
 75%
% Female researchers
2022
Environmental Defence Society
 90%
New Zealand average
 83%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2021
Environmental Defence Society
 4
New Zealand average
 18
Global average
 43
2015
Environmental Defence Society
 25

Social

Likes (2022)
Environmental Defence Society
 3,101
New Zealand average
 24,666
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Environmental Defence Society
 2,903
Likes (2019)
Environmental Defence Society
 2,765
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defence Society
 1,291
New Zealand average
 2,307
Global average
 15,087
Followers (2016)
Environmental Defence Society
 489
Subscribers (2019)
Environmental Defence Society
New Zealand average
Global average
Subscribers (2016)
Environmental Defence Society
Followers (2022)
Environmental Defence Society
 1,171
New Zealand average
 1,171
Global average
 14,670
Followers (2021)
Environmental Defence Society
 735
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defence Society
 600
Followers (2019)
Environmental Defence Society
 200
New Zealand average
 2,201
Global average
 6,317

Data notes

Last updated: 30/06/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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