CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   893 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Center for Biological Diversity is one of the few environmental non-profits that is educating the public about the effect of animal agriculture on biodiversity with their Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign, which is really a crisis that very few are talking about. They are also one of the few organizations who are educating people about the human overpopulation problem with their 7 Billion and Counting campaign, which includes clever slogans on the endangered species condoms. I'm a vegan and I choose not to have children to do the most I can for the planet, so they very much align with my personal feelings on how to best achieve a sustainable world.

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This organization is one of my top picks. They make a huge difference in the lives of animals and work very hard to get protection status for animals in danger. They also have a high rate of getting those protections in order.

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I wouldn't make any changes.

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The Center for Biological Diversity is tenacious! They never stop fighting to save endangered animals and their habitats, and most important of all, they get results. So often I will hear good news on the environmental front; a lawsuit won to stop habitat destruction, or an animal given endangered species protection, etc., and find out that it is the result of a legal battle fought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

I wish all nonprofits were as successful at saving all living things. This planet would be much better off if they were.

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Make none. They are extremely effective exactly as they are.

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The efforts of this center are commendable, the areas and projects it appropriates funds to important and extremely relevant. The concern for Earth and its inhabitants is admirable and necessary. Great organization! I share the emphasis they place upon urgent issues related to compassion and responsible stewardship of the resources we have been blessed with the power to protect from exploitation and blatant greed!

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Brilliant, extraordinary and fascinating updates, news and info, A fighting voice for nature. Inspirational.

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This is a very professional, dedicated organization filling a vital role in the environmental movement.

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Give them a lot more money to file many more suits for the many endangered species in need.

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One of the most effective environmental organizations I can think of. Thank you CBD for all the hard work. Our planet is better off because of it!

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I have still yet to come across a more effective environmental organization that is dedicated towards the protection of species.

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The Centre for Biological Diversity is one of the top conservation organisations in America, and has saved countless species from going over the edge into extinction. By subscribing to their newsletter, signing every 'take action' request, and donating where you can, you too can help fight the destroyers of this planet, those being the giant agrochemical, fossil fuel, and mining corporations that would lay waste to everything we love. We owe it not just to all our wildlife, but ultimately to ourselves, to stand up and fight; every species that becomes extinct belittles us, and causes negative trophic cascades in our precious ecosystems, which WE CANNOT DO WITHOUT. Destroying them is like cutting the ground from under our feet, and we would be ill-advised to proceed any further down that path. Education of the world's women, a decrease in the global birth rate that would result from this, complete protection for all the species and habitats that we have not yet despoiled, recreation of those that we have, and a huge, global "NO" to the super-rich elite and their corporations, could just stem the tide before it's too late. Think about it. Please. Oh, and DONATE!

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Empower them with more money to enable them to fight their court cases more effectively

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This is an excellent and very effective nonprofit. I have learned about a lot of issues of which I probably would not have been aware of, and have been happy to hear of their many ecological and environmental successes. I hope they will continue to fight for a livable planet and a sustainable future.

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This is Nonprofit really making a difference.
Alway kepping an eye on the serious issues

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