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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Biological & Life Sciences, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Protection of Endangered Species

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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11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is a site that I count on for receiving messages of things that require an email from me regarding an issue or something that has been acted upon to bring about a good result. They bring to light issues that are in dire need of a result to get action for animals, plants, pollution and the environment. I also love their " News of the Weird" article. With a funny take on some of the not so common animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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 !

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Rating: 5

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.

Karin9

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Rating: 5

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.

JensOasis

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Rating: 5

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.

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Rating: 5

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!

Cedar S.

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Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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