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April 30, 2010
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April 30, 2010
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My organization did a three-year campaign with CBD (successful!) against a proposed coal mine and railroad in New Mexico and Arizona. CBD was top-notch: the staff delivered consistently what they promised and the work was excellent, creative and relentless. CBD never lost sight of the goal nor fell for arguments to

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

Throughout the country.

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

It's laser-like focus on saving habitat for endangered species with no pretension of being a Big Green group with fancy offices, highly paid staff, and delusions of grandeur. CBD never green washes nor gets distracted with trying to be liked and "safe."

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All dedicated, well trained, and a joy to work with.

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

Save even more habitat and species.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 18, 2010

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April 18, 2010

I'm a wildlife biologist, conservation advocate, and habitat restoration volunteer, who has been continually impressed with the legal, political, and environmental scope of such a small and mighty non-profit! This organization is continually challenging government leaders and agencies, big business, and everyday individuals to take a look at the implications our actions have on the earth around us--and on ourselves. They are not afraid to use legal action repeatedly to stop seriously imperiled animals and habitat from vanishing forever, nor do they shy away from the socio-political issues, such as our unsustainable world population explosion, that cause great species decline. The CBD's work has had direct, positive results in wildlife conservation, and in education of everyday people on the intrinsic importance of biologcal diversity. Therefore, I am a proud supporter of their amazing efforts.

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

seeing action alerts I took that later helped preserve wildlife and/or habitat. CBD's ability to get so many people involved online puts pressure on decision makers, corporations, and politicians to act responsibly toward the environment.

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

They infuse some humor into the difficult work they do and show you the positive effects of our activism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind and willing to take the time to engage in conservation discussions either in person or online.

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

Make a greater impact on reproductive education worldwide; expose more of what government and corporate leaders do behind closed doors that puts money far ahead of animal and human health; have more international impact on conservation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010
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April 8, 2010
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I am a professional biologist and have long known that human overpopulation is the Mother of All our problems. CBD is the only major environmental organization that declares this and is doing something about it. And I love your lawsuits!

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

Interacting with staff on efforts to protect an endangered I happen to know a lot about.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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

Buy the critical habitat for an endangered species.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

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April 8, 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity is a very needed and unique source of scientific and legal expertise that has managed to leverage it's small size to make a very large impact. I applaud them for their effort and there tactics and encourage them to keep on doing what they are doing.

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

the legislation they have helped create.

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

try to get them more money

April 5, 2010

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April 5, 2010

I really trust CBD to study the issues and take the position that is best for bio diversity ...without compromise. This distinguishes them from so many other green groups. In particular, their work on climate issues has been stellar.

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

make an even bigger impact. I've been super impressed with the impact CBD has had with limited resources. I can only imagine what they could accomplish with resources on par with groups like the Sierra Club or NRDC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 5, 2009

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May 5, 2009

I love my Endangered Earth electronic newsletters! They keep me informed about the business side and political status of many issues I am interested in and would otherwise be unaware. It also provides super convenient opportunities to take action and let my voice be heard with the people that make a difference on the issues. Thanks bunch for all you do for the environment!

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

educating the public, raising awareness and participation

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

exactly what is being done now

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

an easy way to stay informed and to get the facts on many, many important issues

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

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

hire lobboyists

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

political forces which will continue to dictate to a large degree the speed and manner in which issues are addressed

One thing I'd also say is that...

don't fret too much, because after we're all gone, the earth will eventually rebound

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 30, 2009

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April 30, 2009

The wolves and the eagles tear down the amoebas of pork fat and myopic blundering. Less poetically, this is one of the most effective organizational structures non-profit or not.

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

federal government and individual citizen's understanding of the unequivocal sanctity of biodiversity.

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

pass out.

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

their science-based, policy-oriented, clever, inventive ruthlessness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, intelligent, convivial, open-minded directors, assistants, and managers.

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

help better educate our population on the "why" of biodiversity conservation by providing great rationales and examples of getting it done.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time for them. Alas, there are many fronts.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping an eye on raising the bar for innovation, inventiveness, and cunning in the NGO-industrial complex.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the world is not ours. We are the world's property.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 28, 2009

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April 28, 2009

I have enjoyed working with CBD over the past year on threats to species in Nevada as it relates to water use and the encroachment of development on habitat. Their lead in Nevada is a great voice for the Center. His prior work experience with local governments has proven invaluable in terms of gaining access and building power around theses issues. His hire was a great decision by CBD and they should be commended for their thoughtfulness in staffing this position. I also really enjoy hearing from industry and elected's when CBD gets involved in an issue in Las Vegas. CBD's presence raises the bar for accountability and provides a great basis for organizing. Thank you CBD!

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

their ability to hold our leader's and agencies accountable through their legal and regulatory work.

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

working with their staff on complex issues related to habitat protection, specifically the protection of water resources for species habitat.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courageous and intelligent!

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

finally help us win the public policy fight over water and growth in southern Nevada.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 24, 2009

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April 24, 2009

I first volunteered for CBD nearly a decade ago. They are my favorite environmental NGO because CBD doesn't let politics or corporate funding get in the way of saving wildlife. Further, CBD has been one of the most aggressive groups in using the law to raise climate change related concerns. CBD has been very active in my home state of Alaska and I hope their presence continues to grow there. There are so many threats - from ice dependent critters in the Arctic to large-scale clearcut logging and wood biofuel development proposed by the so-called Tongass "Futures" Roundtable. Thanks CBD.

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

I've read and used their work pertaining to subjects as diverse as carbon sequestration in forests to research on the Queen Charlotte goshawk. The weekly news releases are great, and the action alerts are easy to use.

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

I share CBD's interest in preserving biodiversity for its own intrinsic value.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I've worked with just a few CBD staffers and CBD tends to get professional, highly skilled academics in the key fields of science and law.

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

Save even more species - there are so many critters that need extra attention and CBD does the most effective job of all the U.S. environmental NGOs of protecting wildlife.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 24, 2009

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April 24, 2009

When I worked for the Fish and Wildlife Service I though Kieran was a pain in the ass. But after a while I realized that we needed him when politics made natural resource decisions and not science. I still work for the govenment with another agency and anm grateful that the Center for Biological Diversity is the watchdog for the environment. Hopefully with the Bush years over we can get species protected again.

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

Challenging the Marine Corps on a toll road on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, listing the polar bear and challenging the Navy on their use of sonar.

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

Hire me.

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

They keep the world informed of the issues.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Honest and sincere.

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

Lobby mush better

Ways to make it better...

There is nothing to say.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding in tough economic times

One thing I'd also say is that...

Congradulations, I hope you win.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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