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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(520) 623.5252
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is a powerhouse. Despite comparatively limited funding, they go head-to-head against some of the most powerful and wealthy organizations and/or companies in the world. They fight - and often WIN. They fight for all animals and plants, even those that slip under the radar or aren't 'glamorous'. I donate to them monthly and will continue to do so. They are making such a dramatic impact - I'm profoundly proud of them and the work they do.

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We all benefit from the work the Center does. They protect the Biological Diversity we need to have a healthy, functioning planet

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

Change nothing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center is the most dedicated group which I have ever had the pleasure of belonging to. They defend the issues and educate us the general public in the issues which are the most at stake. Their newsletter is one which I look forward to as they cover briefly but still in depth the causes which matter most to me and the public. Without the Center we would be lacking in information and direction. When I have had a reason to call them, they are most knowledgable on the issue, polite, head me in the correct direction and also guide me in what manner I should proceed to be the most effective. Long live the Center for Biological Diversity.

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

personally no, but the Center defends all the interests in the enviornment and specific animals such as Wolves, Wild Horses, Pika, Buffalos that I am specifically interested in.

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

none

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I used to donate to many environmental groups and over the years I have seen that my dollars go furthest with the Center for Biological Diversity. Then I had the opportunity to see our local representative from CBD in action and I was completely blown away by his ability to recall facts, present his arguments in a non-confrontational way, and present compelling outlines for better choices. That made a believer of me and caused me to sign up for monthly donations!

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

They stopped the wind turbines on Vulcan Mountain and have slowed progress on the horrible Sunrise Powerlink (powerscam) locally.

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

They are dong it right. I don't think I would make any changes.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Animals, plants and children cannot defend or speak for themselves, and the Center for Biological Diversity is speaking for animals and habitat on my behalf. When I see the they are filing comments, suits or amicus briefs on behalf of threatened or endangered animals and their habitats, I do a fist-pump and send in a check. They pick the right battles, in my opinion, and get results. That is why I support them. When I see action instead of words, and results instead of promises, I am glad to continue whatever support I can offer.

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

Monitoring aquatic life in threatened areas such as the Pacific and Asia.

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

Give them more money.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One word: effective. While many other environmental organizations work to shift public opinion on environmental issues - a worthy but sometimes quixotic goal - CBD does it differently. They sue, and with amazing success, to save the planet one species (and sometimes ecosystem) at a time. A great thorn in the side of amoral business interests and immoral politicians when it comes to overexploitation of our few remaining resources. Thank Gaia for the Center for Biological Diversity. Hands down the best bang for your environmental buck.

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

Staving off the extinction of the Mexican Grey Wolf - a species that I've been rooting for since I was a child in New Mexico.

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

Not change a thing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I support the Center because they have an evident commitment to combatting enemies of the environment at the highest and most effective levels. They bring shady, corrupted initiatives into the light so that the general public can become involved and assist in stopping those that care more for money and power than preserving the fragile balance of the natural world. Their selflessness should be applauded by all.

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

Via the communcations they send regarding updates on the initiatives they work on.

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

I cannot advise of any required changes to their organization, I'm impressed and touched by all they do.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Passionate, tough and effective advocates for our natural world.

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

experienced natural areas fought for by this organization

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

none

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I support the Center for Biological Diversity because they have such a strong track record of meaningful, lasting achievements. I feel confident that my donations are effective investments in ensuring that wildlife, birds and fish will receive the protections they need to survive.

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

...successfully stopping offshore oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Move its headquarters to San Francisco!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Because of the Center for Biological Diversity's consistently great work on behalf of imperiled species and their habitat, my husband and I have chosen to include the organization in our trust--a portion of whatever we have when we leave this Earth will go to help the incredible people in this organization continue to professionally and effectively represent the species we care so much about. When I have presented the Center with questions, I have always received prompt and solid responses, and I am grateful that they never give up on the tough issues, regardless of obstacles and setbacks. I think the Center is one of the best environmental groups out there, if not THE best.

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

seeing species such as the gray wolf and polar bear getting much needed help in their struggles to survive on our human-dominated planet.

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

do nothing--they are doing just fine.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This group gets a huge amount of work done on a very tiny budget compared to other national groups. The people I've interacted with who work there are very passionate and pretty much work all the time for not very much money. I was especially impressed when they helped stop endangered sea turtles from being burned alive during clean-up during the BP oil spill. And they're still focused on the spill's effects and making sure offshore drilling doesn't cause such a horrible spill later on. Like in the Arctic.

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

They're helping save the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl near where I live and working against the Rosemont Mine.

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

Pay them more.

 
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