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October 26, 2012

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October 26, 2012

Over the last 5 years that I have followed the Centre for Biological Diversity, I have been most impressed with how seriously it does its research, how well it communicates with interested parties and how successful it has been in defending difficult causes. Whenever I can afford it, this is one of the first causes I financially contribute to.

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Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 25, 2012
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October 25, 2012
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I have been working in biodiversity conservation for nearly 25 years working in natural history museums and with the global conservation community -- and before that workeing for the US Dept of the Interior and the US Forest Service. CBD is exceptional in the scope, focus and effectiveness of their efforts. It is not clear to me who could possibly fill their role -- both as public-educators and as litigators -- were they not active. One recent example has been their focus on the re-entry of jaguars into the SW U.S. -- they have carefully monitored the (too) rare instances of jaguar sightings -- the malfeasance of the Arizona Game & Fish Dept in killing a jaguar in Arizona -- and have been preparing the way for possible protection of jaguars in Arizona and New Mexico by carefully considering the requirements for protection... Thank you CBD for this and your many many other efforts!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

Great work and great job in saving endangered frogs in the United States! Keep up the good work we need you!

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A lot

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity is one of THE most effective conservation organizations in the United States. It uses good science, conscientious legal efforts, and coordinated public-awareness campaigns to promote conservation, defend endangered species, and raise public awareness and attention of the issues, species, and causes that it champions. I SUPPORT the Center because it maintains extremely low overhead costs; works transparently with the dollars that it is given, and has an extremely good track-record of successes.

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 10, 2012

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May 10, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity is on the right track. Sound scientific information is the best way humans have of understanding reality. The health of our entire planet and all its inhabitants MUST be our top priority - it benefits everyone. Profits are great, but not at the expense of animals, humans and the environment.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 22, 2012

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April 22, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity is fundamental in the fight to protect endangered and threatened species, by its keen, ardent, and tough legal challenges to governmental regulators, which have forced major actions to help vulnerable species in their essential at-risk habitats. The Center is aware, persistent, and tough. Moreover, the Center has educational outreach efforts that are insightful and engaging, which give the public information and bring people into participatiion for well-targeted nature conservation. Unfortunately, such a hard-hitting approach is a role critcal to moving forward many conservation efforts. The Center is a key operator in this arena. I've over 30 years of experience in this field to back up my praise here.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 19, 2012
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April 19, 2012
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Center for biological diversity is absolutely the best environmental advocacy organization in th US. As an environmental professional, I am deeply concerned about the grave state of our planet. Where many organizations are political and compromising, Center takes the bull by the horns and doesn't let go until a problem is resolved. Especially important is their recognition of the role of population in environmental degradation. If we only had more groups like this, we could all sleep better at night.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 22, 2011

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October 21, 2010

Center for Biological Diversity is a tough, lean, litigating machine--going after the biggest foes with nary a twitch. They use as much of their funding as possible on the actual suits and nothing ... more

October 22, 2011

I have worked and given to many environmental groups over the years, but CBD is one of the most successful in targeted use of funds, effectiveness in bringing suits to the courts and winning, and amassing factual scientific basis for exposing the egregious behavior of government and private industry trying to trash our shared Earthly commons. They do not spend funds on frivolous gifts and goodies like stuffed animals, calenders, notecards, and the like, but use their clout to go to bat for our Earth and its beleaguered wild places and animals. They are fearless in tackling the big, faceless corporate powers, and making useful alliances with like-minded groups---and crediting them when they do.

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

seeing the many important wild lands and animals protected by the efforts in courts. Development by rapacious corporate profit models would have destroyed these things without CBD intervention

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What is unique about this organization?

The targeted focus on legal protection to the highest levels of the law and no "fluff' campaigns to lure donations to the cause

October 21, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

Center for Biological Diversity is a tough, lean, litigating machine--going after the biggest foes with nary a twitch. They use as much of their funding as possible on the actual suits and nothing on "fripperies" like free mugs or t-shirts or big mail campaigns. They use the intent and word of the environmental laws to protect the ecosystems and animals that other groups compromise with deal-making. I also like their pragmatic approach to the devilishly difficult issue of human population growth and the fundamental basis for all other environmental and societal problems that stem from it. This is unlike any other environmental group I know, but ignoring the human numbers factor is to ignore the 'elephant in the living room'

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

recommending it to people disillusioned with the myopic efforts of many mainstream groups.

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

it is fabulous now!

April 30, 2010

The organization is lean and mean and gets a lot of legal changes for the better in protecting wildlife and habitat. Having had a long career and interest in population issues (the crux of all envirnmental problems on the plantet!!) I heartily endorse the CBD's emphasis on this terrible, neglected, fundamental problem. The education, legal protection and reproductive health of the world's females must stand front and center in addressing the environmental degradation.

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

The sense that they will not sell out to any corporate or political entity. They take the unpopular but correct stand and stick to it.

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

Hire more legal clout than they already have and really meet the corporate powers on a level field. They could also afford to buy into companies stock to the degree that would give them real advantage in voting policy decisions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2011

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June 3, 2011

Does NOT promote conservation, but rather manipulates the legal system to obtain legal settlements through the endangered species act.

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

Funds being diverted AWAY from conservation and INTO the legal department of the CBD

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

Close it for fraud

March 10, 2011
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March 10, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

The Center for Biological Diversity is an effective, efficient and successful advocate for wildlife and their habitats--just exactly what I want them to be as a supporter of the organization. As a professional wildlife photographer and very active advocate for wildlife myself, I'm proud to be a small part of their work through my DVDs and books, as well as with my cash donations.

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

helping save polar bears and wolves from habitat loss and aerial hunting.

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

make it larger and more far-reaching through increased media attention to their results-oriented advocacy efforts.

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