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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EIN 27-3943866
(520) 623.5252
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Rating: 5 stars  

This group is by far the most effective of its kind. I appreciate public news alerts and opportunities for quick, targeted "voter action." Hats off to the center's hard-hitting legal team.

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Life-changing

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2014

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CBDI consistently addresses environmental issues with legal action and/or campaigns for public action to preserve native species and their habitats.

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have them more f recently expose the overpopulation impact degrading our environment

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first received a Center for Biological Diversity message, forwarded from a friend, I thought "oh no, not another organization!" but, upon reading the newsletter, checking out the issues important to the Center, and taking the opportunity to act upon some of those concerns, I became a supporter. I find the updates contain a unique variety of environmental problems directly affecting species not always high on the visibility scale, and the grassroots feel of the organization appeals to me.

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Visibility and financial support are the cornerstone of these issues, so advertising or partnering with youth might be beneficial.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is one of - if not the top - environmental organization of any I have ever been associated with.

I receive e-mail updates from the Center for Biological Diversity regularly and I never fail to take action on any of their incredibly important actions.

Elizabeth A. Taylor
Frenchtown, Montana

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I can think of no changes which would make the Center for Biological Diversity a better or more effective organization.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

They are on the forefront of perhaps the greatest issue to face humanity in this age - the global destruction of a healthy and diverse natural environment. This includes the high-profile issue of climate change, but also covers the devastating loss of wildlife around the world. They focus on the key driving force of all this damage - the political power of wealthy destructive industries, but aren't afraid to include the public's participation in this force through our unsustainable energy use and consumer habits. They don't waste our time with glitzy offers or too much money-asking, and they don't compromise by supporting half-hearted legislative greenwashing, like many other groups.

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

reduce the new focus on reigning in population growth. Of course population is important, but for this group's likely target audience, population growth is pretty small, and in less monied countries where it's a bigger issue, the resource use and pollution impact of each individual is much smaller. The real issue we need to hear about is how to seriously reign in our own wasteful use of resources - by buying less, driving less, flying less.

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A lot

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Rating: 5 stars  

I thank the Center for Biological Diversity for defending our land and the animals that can't speak for themselves. They are active in educating the public about conservation and send updated information on their progress.

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They're doing a great job, keep up the good work.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity has a clear and important mission statement. Their action emails and updates are informative and cover the environmental issues that matter to me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Been supporting them for a long time, active on their petitions, very impressive work/results, incredible non profit!

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity does good work, and they make it easy for me to take actions on issues that I care about. Great job.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been active in nature advocacy for years. I belong to many various nature, animal, and conservation organizations locally, nationally, and internationally (online). In my opinion the Center for Biological Diversity is the best, the top of them all, because they seem to be the most effective at getting REAL protection for the biggest variety of species, from the smallest plant or obscure little snail or salamander to the largest mammal. A big reason for this is they will sue the pants off of any gov't. agency or department if they have to in order to protect species. They also regularly clearly and concisely table all their current actions and ongoing battles and intents to sue, as well as all their successes. Can't ask for much more than all this!

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Can't honestly think of any offhand.

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Life-changing

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2014

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