Center For Biological Diversity Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   986 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Environment

Address:

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

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www.biologicaldiversity.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

When I was writing my policy paper on endangered species for the Animals and Society Institute, I found the Center for Biological Diversity a valuable resource. For depth of information and shrewd choices in strategy, I think CBD is priceless.

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2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Egotistical and lacking in professional cooperation.

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

Let them understand that they are not the center of the universe.

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Badly

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Some

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No

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2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Horrible organization. Rather than put their feet on the ground protecting the environment and cleaning up their own backyards they spend all their time hiring lawyers, using government funds through the Equal Access to Justice Act to sue the government over species. The government usually settles with them and just gives them money and their way regardless the destruction to private citizens without access to this kind of cushy deal. They put hundreds of thousands of people out of business each year. Do they protect species and environment no, they enrich themselves and their organization.

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Badly

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Life-changing

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No

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2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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2012

 
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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.

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

Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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