CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   893 reviews

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Location: PO Box 710 Tucson AZ 85702 USA

Mission: At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature;to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
Results: According to the LA Weekly, we're "pound for pound, dollar for dollar, the most effective conservation organization in the country."
Programs: Climate Law Institute, Endangered Species, Oceans, Public Lands, Urban Wildlands
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EIN 27-3943866
(520) 623.5252
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This organization is one of my top picks. They make a huge difference in the lives of animals and work very hard to get protection status for animals in danger. They also have a high rate of getting those protections in order.

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I wouldn't make any changes.

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2014

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I have been supporting CBD for several years and continue to be very satisfied at how effective, diligent, tireless they are "in the trenches" presenting a unified and consistent voice for wildlife habitat, corridor preservation, endangered species advocacy. I appreciate them going up against the Big Guys, raising critical awareness, as well as holding the government agencies accountable. They never cease to amaze me how much they can do with so little. I know the money I donate is put to its intended use.

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For nearly 40 years I have been a land use and environmental planner, and have been a member of the Center for several years, but have been working with the center to navigate development and conservation projects for about two decades. I also support a wide range of other conservation groups, including The Nature Conservancy, Rainforest Alliance, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and others.

But the Center gives me the greatest satisfaction that something concrete, litigious when necessary but certainly always concrete, is being done by this very fine organization. My direct work with Center staff has also demonstrated a level of professionalism and practicality that wins adherents even in the development community.

This one is my very top favorite conservation-oriented nonprofit!!!!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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The Center for Biological Diversity is tenacious! They never stop fighting to save endangered animals and their habitats, and most important of all, they get results. So often I will hear good news on the environmental front; a lawsuit won to stop habitat destruction, or an animal given endangered species protection, etc., and find out that it is the result of a legal battle fought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

I wish all nonprofits were as successful at saving all living things. This planet would be much better off if they were.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make none. They are extremely effective exactly as they are.

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The efforts of this center are commendable, the areas and projects it appropriates funds to important and extremely relevant. The concern for Earth and its inhabitants is admirable and necessary. Great organization! I share the emphasis they place upon urgent issues related to compassion and responsible stewardship of the resources we have been blessed with the power to protect from exploitation and blatant greed!

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Brilliant, extraordinary and fascinating updates, news and info, A fighting voice for nature. Inspirational.

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This is a very professional, dedicated organization filling a vital role in the environmental movement.

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Give them a lot more money to file many more suits for the many endangered species in need.

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I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE, ADMIRATION & GRATITUDE FOR THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY.

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I love the Center for Biological Diversity! If you care about wildlife, conservation, and protecting endangered species, this charity deserves your support. It is also the only environmental group with the guts to speak openly about how human overpopulation is negatively affecting the environment and causing a mass extinction event right now. Creative programs like the endangered species condom hand-out make this charity stand out. They have been successful in helping to establish endangered species status for dozens of in-need critters, and I will continue to support them in the fight to protect them!

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One of the most effective environmental organizations I can think of. Thank you CBD for all the hard work. Our planet is better off because of it!

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I have still yet to come across a more effective environmental organization that is dedicated towards the protection of species.

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