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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This organization is one of the most effective and highly organized groups I have followed. There newsletters are very informative and their action unprecedented.

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With the need to manage our environment differently, which will take decades if not centuries, this is the one organization that is making a real difference today. Their work to maintain the diversity of plants and animals that currently exists on Earth is preventing the irrevocable loss of many, many species. They are a key factor in our ability to insure that future generations have the kind of world that the people before them were able to experience. We all need to do our part to prevent further degradation, and we've got the Center working to maintain many species that are at high risk today.

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I would make the Center for Biological Diversity far larger with as much funding as they need to accomplish their mission.

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The Center for Biological Diversity remains the primary avenue through which the US can make a difference for our planet and all of the species on it, including man. While we undergo the largest extinction event since the dinosaurs, the Center fights every day to hold the line on the losses we face. In addition to their ongoing work, they have made it not only possible but easy for all of us to become activists for the causes we support through the "take action" feature of their website. They are my heroes in every way!

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The Center for Biological Diversity has enabled me to become an active member of our democracy. With their assistance I have been actively involved in decision-making that I believe in strongly - protection of our environment. The online newsletter keeps me aware of issues that I need and want to know about in addition to doing the footwork so that my voice can be heard by the appropriate people. If I had to find the contact information for each of these messages I would never have the time or energy to weigh in. They are helping us all to protect the environment on our Earth and making America a better place to live. Talk about making a difference -- one would be hard pressed to find an organization that does it so well!

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Having Brendan Cummins and Cassie Siegel's assistance in the mission of Polar Bears International. They have journeyed to the tundra during the polar bear migration to help us spread awareness to others and assist PBI with their counsel. They also assis

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I have no doubt that this is not a perfect organization, but I am unaware of any aspect that would give me an idea of what to say here.

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

Getting to know Cassie Siegel, Brendan Cummins, the online newsletter, the wonderful writing about the issues and causes, the warm personality expressed through all their communications and by their staff.

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

Absolutely, unconditionally wonderful!

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

Change the world.

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It couldn't have been better as it far exceeds my expectations!

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

Our government.

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I am definitely a fan and plan to continue my support financially and through any means I can find as our organizations and people work together.

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I follow the workings & endeavors of the Center for Biological Diversity and hail them as diligent and most vigilant in pursuit of fairness for wildlife and wild places. They wholeheartedly deserve serious recognition for their efforts!

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The Center for Biological Diversity takes on every challenge to endangered species, unlike other groups that will not attempt to save insects, amphibians, plants, or species that don't photograph well. The staff that responds to phone inquiries are extremely well informed and have been very helpful and friendly, sounds like a fantastic place to work, which probably translates into a really productive work environment. When something gets you down or depressed, contribute some money to this group, it'll make you feel better

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Give them lots of money so they could bet bigger and save the planet

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The Center for Biological Diversity is by far the best terrestrial environmental group in the U.S. It has saved more land and more species than probably all other groups put together. Furthermore, the Center does not waste money on exorbitant salaries; instead, our money is used to defend wilderness and wildlife. Finally, the Center takes strong stands on behalf of native species and their habitats and ecosystems, and is not in any way beholden to industries that profit from harming or destroying them.

If I could give to only one environmental group, this would be it!

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NONE!

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The Center for Biological Diversity is the best environmental group in the U.S. that is open to the public, bar none! It has save more natural land and more species than any other group since its inception, and probably more than all other groups put together. And because it does not take donations from corporations, the Center does not compromise its positions, unlike so many of the other environmental groups.

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The Center sues constantly and wins 90% of its lawsuits. These suits protect species and ecosystems, and are extremely important in the battle to protect and restore the natural environment.

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The Center has a no-compromise attitude that is quite refreshing and necessary, because the natural environment and other species have been so badly harmed already by human activities.

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I love this organization. They are one of the few "environmental groups" brave enough to address the crisis of human over-population. Unless we deal with this problem, the planet is doomed.

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They are on top of the issues. They do great work in multiple fields and they seem to be the only group with the courage to come out and tackle human over-population of the planet!

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I love the fact that the Center for Biological Diversity is an organization with a serious group of environmental lawyers. The species they care about range from the charismatic megafauna to the tiniest animals. I love their website that keeps me in touch from a distance with the issues of my beloved Southwest. What's not to like about a environmental group based in Tucson, Arizona that shares a polar bear's view? I especially love their weird videos. It keeps me coming back to their website. I only wish I could do more.

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Most effective environmental group around. They're everywhere at once, protecting species and habitat. Boots on the ground, lawsuits in the courts, the depth and width of the organization's activism is breathtaking. It gives me rare hope.

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Most effective organization around. Choose their battles well, and seem to be fighting the war on all fronts. Absolutely the most dedicated, intelligent and effective bunch of individuals I have encountered.

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The Center for Biological Diversity is probably my favorite environmental organization because they are the ones on the front lines protecting our wildlife and environmental in court. They continue to file lawsuits when the US govt. says it will protect an endangered species, and then refuses to follow through. I really think that without the Center, there would be fewer animals saved from extinction.

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wish they could have unlimited funds for their work. They are awesome!

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The Center for Biological Diversity is so amazing. They provide detailed information about wildlife they are attempting to protect, and why this effort is so important. The CBD is so passionate about what they do and present convincing evidence for the energy they put into conservation of our vanishing critters, I just cannot look the other way. I get a lot of email from various organizations helping wildlife and the environment, and have to scan and discard much of it. Not so with the CBD...I always make a point to carefully read the excellent updates they send. I am a proud supporter of the Center for Biological Diversity!!

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If I could, make Mr. Suckling immortal so he could continue the work until all the animals have been saved!

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