Center for Biological Diversity Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   1068 reviews

Address:

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

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(520) 623.5252
www.biologicaldiversity.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

The CBD provides its members with up-to-date and extensive avenues for involvement with endangered species and habitat protections. Over the years it has been amazing to see the sheer quantity of victories and public lands protected by the Center. Much respect to their lawyers and staff who do this most important work for those (animals) with no voices!

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

being able to see and hear species that were protected by CBD campaigns. And visit protected public lands in the US, places that CBD staff have worked diligently to protect.

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

N/A

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CBD concentrates on using the court system to provide protections for thousands of animal species, environmental areas, and humans (through protection of water sources and open areas). These lawsuits are often effective as the group notifies the intent to sue but also works with others to come to a good solution. I personally like the extensive communication the group provides to its donors, volunteers, and followers.

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

watching their effective campaign to stop mining near the Grand Canyon

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

expand it to not only lawsuits but also working with groups to come to long-term solutions.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity files suits frequently to keep wild lands wild, saving habitat for endangered and wild species and also saving their lives by preventing their lands from being destroyed and polluted.

I give to them--modestly, I wish I could donate more! And I write emails in response to their requests to aid in the fight by contacting my elected representatives. They are truly an excellent and strong voice in the ongoing fight to help wildlife and wild lands survive in the future.

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

they have succeeded in saving wild lives and populations with their lawsuits. This improves the quality of ALL our lives.

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

Give them more staff and money!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A remarkably effective organization and they have a lovely, informative website.

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

environmental protection

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

... not change this organization. It is terrific.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Since a biology instructor at our college pointed faculty towards this organization, I've become a fan/reader and a contributor. Their concise and well-written e-communications are based on facts and provide links for more information or to take action. The tone of communication is even, no panic or urgency, just emphasizing continual awareness and constant monitoring as situations require.

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

benefiting from legislation that CBD has promoted or stopped.

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

ask convention news agencies to report on their fine work more often.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is given top ratings by charity review sites across the internet and that backs up my experience with their advocacy.

A look at their web site confirms that they stand seriously and honorably for every issue they take on. It is personal, effective and well designed to inspire and motivate interested visitors.

The executives in this non-profit take a modest compensation, not the usual large to huge compensation you see taken in other big name ecology non-profits and that means a lot to low income donor like me.

If you are one who cares about our planet and its creatures, you will love being active with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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

the successes on issues I care deeply about and have done what I could to help fight for.

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

add my name to their list of employees. I can't imagine a better place to work and I don't know of anything I would change in an attempt to improve it.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Marta and I live in NYC with my family. Originally I came from Europe where I grew up among forests and wild life in a small village. Since coming to NYC I have been able to hear more about what happens in the world in relation to the climate change, species extinction and overuse of resources and general for -profit destruction of vulnerable ecosystems. As a biologist who now works in public health I understand the importance of the fight that Center for Biological Diversity has undertaken to make sure that we and our government does everything in its power to address climate change issues, prevent species extinction and make sure that financial profits are not above the perseverance of ecosystems that are supporting and will support our and our children's and grandchildren's life’s for generations to come. Center for Biological Diversity has been the fearless white knight for the battle to preserve our world for us and countless plant and animal species. Great organization with huge impact!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Center for Biological Diversity has brought many issues facing our environment and us as a human race to the forefront through media and their legal campaigns. Their action alerts on many issues have made it easy to contact legislators, newspaper editors and others with just a click of a button. I am proud to be a member of this organization and I know that my donation is not only used wisely but for a great purpose.

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

seeing their how their actions in protection animals give us the opportunity to see them in the environments that these animals live in and not only in zoos.

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

not make any changes at this point. They are doing a great job!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They are the most aggressive environmental group I have ever donated to. They have many successful suits against government agencies to protect species and the environment.

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

successful litigation

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

Be more active in getting my name known

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is very effective, especially since it runs on a very small operating budget. You know the bulk of your money is going to saving species and their habitats not frivolous expenditures. They keep me well informed via emails, and the issues they champion are ones that are also very important to me. They are also willing to take on tough issue or opponents that have a lot more money behind them. Money donated to them is put to good use.

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

being informed about important legislation that will affect the health and well being of endangered species.

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

option when donating to cut down on paper mail.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization affects change in many areas through support at the grassroots level. It has made a positive impact on the environment and hopefully will be able to do even more through your support.

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

New Mexico wolf populations; cleanup of mining facilities

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

encorage it to network with other like-minded organizations to do even more

 
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