Center for Biological Diversity Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   990 reviews

Address:

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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www.biologicaldiversity.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have long been an environmental supporter for saving the planet and the wildlife that lives with us here. Over the years I have taken an interest in many organizations that say they are committed to fighting degradation. In fact, though, The Center for Biological Diversity is the single organization that I have discovered actually does the research, takes the action and continues to fight even when they lose battles. Also, they spend their funds on the fight, not on frills, high salaries and fancy offices. They do the work, day after day and year after year. Wish I could clone them. For these reason, I put my money where my mouth is by donating monthly to support their efforts and dream someday of winning the lottery so I can make a giant donation.

In addition to being a donor, I respond to every request those at the Center make for me to take action to contact government agencies, congress, etc. knowing that the work of members is critical to the Center's success.

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

see them funded better and expand their offices and personal so that they could tackle more and hit even harder.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is very efficient and deserves all the recognition it can get

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity does a lot of extremely important work on our behalf and on behalf of wildlife and our environment. It gives people a place to go to voice their concerns about the environment and wildlife.

It helps to educate the public and the government about concerns vital to us all and it does based on sound science

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity does a great deal of good. It works to keep the public accurately informed about wildlife and the environment. It gets the facts straight. It also helps the Public to take an active role in fighting for the survival of wildlife and the environment and in the protection of human health.

I am very proud to have this organization to keep me informed and to allow me to help wildlife and the environment

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Whatever the Center for Biological Diversity espouses checks out, on further research, to be worthy and important. They use their funds wisely and seem to us to be a model of rectitude.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love these guys. They help the environment so much and are very passionate. They rock!!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

These people are AWESOME! They tackle the environmental issues that affect our planet and all of it's animal inhabitants. Please visit their website and sign up for their newsletters so that you can stay informed and help by signing petitions that matter!

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

Secure them more funding so they could help even more!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization does a great job researching and being on top of issues that affect the health of our planet. They analyze the information and educate the general public about what needs to be done to protect our planet. They do a great job raising consciousness on these matters and providing tools to bring about positive change.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

An organization whose accomplishments far outshine its small size and visibility relative to a lot of the large, high-profile, famous groups, the Center for Biological Diversity concentrates on the harsh realities of what we as a species are doing to the planet and the other species with whom we (are supposed to) share our only home. Instead of beating their own drum and shouting to gain attention in the media, the Center gets to work and wins protections for species and habitat, educating the public along the way. I can't think of another group that does more to endeavor to save our planet, our fellow animals, and, in so doing, ourselves. Contributors can rest assured that their donations will be well and honestly spent doing what they actually donate to and for.

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

Not applicable

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

If I was to choose one environmentally active organization to support, it would be no contest -- The Center for Biological Diversity is the winner. Unlike the more (in)famous large environmental organizations, the Center is small, but packs a huge wallop when it comes to fighting the good fight for the earth we all live on and those who live on it with us. Instead of paying their CEO and staff huge salaries to jet around to meetings and summimts, the Center uses our hard-earned donations to actually get what we want done, to sustain this planet and make it a better place for us all to live on. Not only does the Center fight to preserve the environment we all share and which sustains us all, it also "gets" the connection between runaway human overpopulating and the plummeting quality of life human beings are experiencing worldwide, as more and more hungry mouths compete for fewer and fewer food, water, and space resources. For the maximum effectiveness for your buck, the Center for Biological Diversity is the clear choice.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is a powerhouse of a small, grassroots advocacy organiztion that not only fights and frequently wins the battles for individual species, areas, and protections, but also "gets" the big picture regarding the major factors imperiling our planet and our continued survival, and effectively educates readers via their timely, concise and informative newsletter. I look to the Center to inform me and keep me up to date on critically important issues affecting the continent, areas I care deeply about and have lived in or visited, and beyond. Though I have been cutting back on email and some actions, I could never do without the Center's newsletter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

numerous ways, particularly in the Center's successful efforts to save habitat and species in my beloved Mojave Desert.

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

give them more funding and more members. They are a first-rate organization doing very important work with an uncompromising and committed view toward sustaining our earth and all its inhabitants.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Consistantly giving a voice to all the creatures without one, and all environment issues that are overlooked or brushed under - the Center for Biological Diversity is getting the tough stuff done. What an amazing group. Kudos, and keep up the good work of making change and fighting for what's right

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

Have them better funded to do even more great things and help prevent even more aweful ones

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Barbara Cain. I am a retired teacher in Tucson, AZ. I have supported the work of the Center for Biological Diversity for many years with whatever financial contributions I could manage. However, last Spring I answered the call for a volunteer data entry person. I have been averaging 5-8 hours a week at the Tucson office entering important data into their system. The Center does valuable work fighting to save wildlife and our fragile environment. They are working to stop Climate change before it is too late!
I am impressed with the staffs' devotion to the environment in every aspect of the office routine. I hope that when I finish with the data entry , they will have some other way for me to contribute to their ongoing projects. They are an effective organization in our fight to save the Earth. I am a member and a supporter.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel that the Centre is doing a fantastic job on behalf of all of us who care for our endangered planet. Without there care in wanting to protect but wildlife and the environment, our world, which has been sadly neglected by governments around the world, the world would be in a far worse state than it is at present. I encourage everyone to stand up and be counted in the Center aim to protect and preserve our world, which is being destroyed by governments thinking only of the short term profits. Our world is not like a holiday home that we can change when we get fed up with it. If we continue to destroy it as we are we will destroy ourselves at the same time.

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

Stop all fracking activities until a thorough professional analysis on the long term effects have been carried out by people not connected to the oil and gas companies. Also stop cutting down the worlds forests that are needed to provide carbon soaks as well as providing wildlife and those living and relying on them for food and shelter. Forests are being destroyed mainly by companies that only seek a profit from doing so.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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