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Most popular causes

Across the United States, there were roughly 12,000 environmental organizations last year. Here is a ranking of their objectives from most to least common.

Objective Percentage of all environmental groups
Preservation of resources 63.4%
Other conservation activities 15.2
Combating pollution (air, water, etc.) 5.6
Wildlife sanctuary or refuge 3.8
Land acquisition for preservation 3.5
Preservation of scenic beauty 3.2
Ecology or conservation 2.9
Soil or water conservation 2.0
Population control 0.3

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SOURCES: Robert Brulle; IRS