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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

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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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?

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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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?

2012

April 19, 2012
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April 19, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

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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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?

2012

June 12, 2014

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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 ama... more

June 12, 2014

CBD is a lean, mean, working machine for the benefit of beleaguered plants, animals, and habitats in the US. They use the power of the courts and the laws to hold government agencies accountable for their actions. So much taxpayer money is diverted to programs that then become beholden to the lobbying actions of private business, and the corruption is glossed over or hidden. CBD exposes this fraud and waste and recalcitrance.
Center for Biological Diversity is also thankfully not of the Big Green bent, making secret deals with crooked politicians in exchange for lenience in other areas. They are one of the very few emphasizing the fundamental nature of the growth in human population that threatens all life on Earth. Without the slowing of the trajectory of human numbers, there is little hope for improving the outlook for other organisms.

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Can't see anything I would do...

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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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.

March 10, 2011

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March 10, 2011

I totally support the work that the Center for Biological Diversity does. Out of all of the organizations I support during the year, they are always at the top of my list. They are consistent, professional, knowledgeable about the issues and they get done what needs to be done! Their newsletters are informative and make it easy for me to sign the petitions knowing that I am putting my name to something that has been thoroughly explored, with goals and options clear. Thank you Center for Biological Diversity!

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

seeing the work that they do and the species that they have protected.

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

Clone Center for Bio Diversity to make many more just like them!

October 26, 2012

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1 previous review
February 5, 2011

When I was on Culebra PR I met members of the Center for Biological Diversity who were actively assisting a local non-profit on the Island, CORALations. Their expertise and willingness to help went b... more

October 26, 2012

I belong to a number of environmental organizations, and receive their emails.. When I open the emails from the Center for Biological Diversity I always see the most positive, forward thinking actions, actions which make a huge difference. I am stunned each time by the contents of the emails. They truly act on their beliefs, strategically making the best cases for our natural world. If I had only one environmental group to support, it would be this one. Moreover, I learned about their work on Culebra, PR, when I stumbled upon a study they were doing for their much endangered tropical corals. Their persistence and wisdom, scientific research and results are of the highest caliber.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 5, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

When I was on Culebra PR I met members of the Center for Biological Diversity who were actively assisting a local non-profit on the Island, CORALations. Their expertise and willingness to help went beyond the call in assisting this small island's fight to maintain its biodiversity and the corals which are so endangered.

As a professional with experience in land protection, I was highly impressed with this organization and its on the ground staff.

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

creating advocacy and defensive strategies that work.

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

only request that they had more resources to share their expertise elsewhere.

February 4, 2011
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February 4, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

As a professional conservation biologist, I can say that the Center for Biological Diversity is the most effective organization of its kind that I know of in preventing the global loss of species and their habitats.

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

Seeing positive changes in projects in the SF Bay Area as a result of their work.

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

Find more funding for them so they could do even more!

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