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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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59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My husband and I manage a remote, biological field station about an hour n.w. of Prescott, AZ. The Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research has projects focused on climate studies, education at all levels and a passion for the earth that mirrors the passion that the CBD exhibits on a daily basis. We have been supporting it's efforts since it's inception,( mostly emotionally, since we're on a shoestring budget for survival), still, the work that CBD has done and the amazing accomplishments are worthy of headline news. And, yes, the Center has exceeded our expectations in the actual work and saving of critical habitats for endangered species. As environmental organizations go, it is truly one of the very best on the planet for walking the talk, and making good things happen. Rock on CBD!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Highly active, very strong advocacy on a broad spectrum of environmental conservation issues. Can be counted on to do the right thing, take on controversial issues in the right way. Responsive to expert input, follows up. Gives some comfort that the right fight will go on, and often will prevail.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center is one of the most dedicated and effective wildlife and wilderness protection and conservation organizations I support. The actions they take have contributed to many large steps towards saving us from the perils of climate change and all of its causes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a former employee of a governmental wildlife agency, it is great to see to see an independent nonprofit organization that champions our wildlife heritage. We sure cannot leave it up to the government!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Of all the many NGOs I have work for and with over the past 40 years, the Center is the best. They have excellent staff and unlike many groups they are not afraid to tell it like it is and take the fight to the halls of power.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity is a great organization that is trying their best to protect the natural world that we all live in from losing so many of the animals that are verging on extinction. We are all tied together in this life and losing these other species impoverishes and endangers us all, so their work is extremely important.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist trying to protect the National Forest and endangered species for future generations, I really valued the work of the Center. Their monitoring of Endangered Species Act implementation and willingness to go to court to make sure the act was followed was critical.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As someone who is a strong advocate for protection of creatures great and small , I very much support this group of knowledgeable, tough people who throw their heart and soul into protecting the earth. The Center for Biological Diversity constantly goes to bat in courtrooms across the world to protect threatened species--from big, charismatic mammals to tiny snails and delicate flowers. They are passionate, fearless and dedicated to the protection of endangered animal and plant species in every country around the world,

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a retired biologist who volunteered last year to help compile research for presentation in the historic 757 settlement, which made huge advances in Endangered Species protection. I do intend to volunteer again in the future, as I have never seen an organization as knowledgeable, dedicated and effective as this one in the area of wildlife conservation. The issue of mass extinctions brought on by humans is the closest to my heart of any current problem. Please support the work of this excellent group in its efforts to protect all animals and plants from us!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!!!