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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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity sends out the most informative, concise, and hard-hitting newsletter of all the environmental organizations. In a short read, you can take action with lawmakers and also learn the latest on species rights and individual populations in trouble. They take action, and they do not wait until it is too late. I am a PhD biologist and I appreciate their no-nonsense approach. Their motto is "Because Life is Good".

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can always count on the Center for Biological Diversity to stand up for wildlife in peril. They use legal and political advocacy tactics to get results efficiently and effectively.

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