CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   893 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(520) 623.5252
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Center for Biological Diversity are my heros.
They are vigil leaders in staying on top of important environmental issues, and informing their members.
Their staff members are brilliant and talented.
Their newsletters are well-written, concise, and even add a touch of creativity and humor where fit.
I so much respect and admire this team of lawyers, writers, activists, leaders, healers, and heros !

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

Make sure they have more funding.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

I love how this org keeps me updated on the latest efforts to save our earth. When I click on "take action," it's always quick and easy.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity not only tells me about conservation I should be concerned about, and often gives me ways of showing this concern, it also tells me about success stories - which I need to hear even more.

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

Give it government funding!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been reading about the actions of the Center for Biological Diversity for over a decade and our area has benefited directly from their work to protect habitat and species. I have found their website to be an invaluable source for information and they are very responsive to our needs here in the Mojave Desert. This charity is definitely the most dedicated and hardworking group of environmental stewards that I have come across.

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

I would not change anything.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

CBD is the #1 for sharing information and taking action. I receive regular emails about endangered and interesting species, about dangers to the planet. In addition, CBD is contributes their expertise to small local groups struggling with big issues that affect our quality of life. They have grown from small beginnings into a very effective organization by no accident. Their work is science based and sound. I give them 5 stars!

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

I have no suggestions, which is rather rare for me!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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As an advocate and sometimes activist for environmental protection, especially protection for endangered species, I have followed the work done by the Center for Biological Diversity since the mid 80's. There is no doubt, that pound for pound, dollar for dollar, CBD is arguably the leanest, greenest wildlife/wildland advocacy nonprofits in the world.

I admire their science-based no-frills approaches to defending wildlife, and a number of their lawsuits and timely-filed motions have benefited wildlife in my area, possibly saving some from extinction. Most recently, they won protection for the Jollyville Salamander in Western Travis County and Williamson County. This delicate species, which really represents the health of waterways for thousands of acres, have a more hopeful future because of the dedicated, persevering efforts of the Center for Biological Diversity.

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

More people need to know about CBD!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent track record non violently advocating for wildlife endlessly, in the courts, where it makes sense to fight.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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CBD is the best and most relevant environmental advocacy legal group in the US, tirelessly campaigning for our last depleting wildlife, and getting more positive results than any other organization on earth, they save our wildlife in a very practical legal way, and their existence advocates for depleting wildlife here more than any other environmental organization on earth, right now, they are legal positive advocates for our decimated environment and our wild depleting inhabitants forever, i vote for CBD as our most relevant environmental organization on earth, for sure, the most relevant and sustainable organization advocating for our depleting wildlife, in a most practical manner, forever!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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12 people found this review helpful

I find CBD to be the most beneficial environmental organization existing that fits in to our modern effective advocacy tool for our depleting and harmed environment.

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

educational tools and advocacy on environmental issues at hand. effective they are!

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

n't.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their educational and active participation in legal issues, confronting the death wish that federal, state and local governments employ upon our natural surroundings

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely kindled into reality of natural threats and how to positively overcome them, realistically.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help defend wildlife and mother earth from certain obliteration.

Ways to make it better...

couldn't have been better, if there was no one to fight, then would have been better!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

$

One thing I'd also say is that...

they're the best, most effective organization in this world of evil and resource greed, effectively advocating for nature, a losing battle indeed, so CBD is obviously needed to slow this destruction down, now!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Effective in court, unmatched real time/life dedication to species. CBD always keeps the public informed with real actions to participate in that bring results, not just talk to save species, but real action, they're worth top recognition for their real efforts, not just talk, but effective action in our political/legal world.
CBD is stellar in informing the concerned public on pressing wildlife issues, so the planet doesn't end so fast!

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

knowing they have protected many countless species from perishing. Legally stopping the endless destruction of this precious planet by lawmakers.

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

Leave them alone and support them endlessly!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity works on behalf of all endangered species, not just the fuzzy and cute ones or the highly publicized campaigns. They are persistent and follow through. I enjoy their newsletters because they're fun and informative without being too technical or scientific; they treat their readers/supporters with respect. It's amazing how much they accomplish.

In short, they take their mission, but not necessarily themselves, very seriously.

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

I've lived in the western US my entire life. Many of the species the Center works to protect inhabit federal and state land, which makes up a large portion of the western states. Where my tax dollars fail (government officials playing politics instead of doing their jobs), the Center comes through.

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

do more marketing/publicity.

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The Center simply gets is done. They get more accomplished than any organization I have ever been involved with.

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

Every time I go into the great outdoors; hiking, canoeing, etc.

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

nothing

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