Center For Biological Diversity Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   986 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Environment

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

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(520) 623.5252
www.biologicaldiversity.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is a lean action organization that puts its efforts into getting results. I've been impressed by how they cover all flora and fauna with a mission that says it all: bio diversity. Their newsletters are informative and to the point. Their lawsuits are well targeted.

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

Their updates keep us all apprised of ongoing struggles.

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

I think they are doing it all right. I just wish more people knew about them and their work.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity is a lean action organization that puts its efforts into getting results. I've been impressed by how they cover all flora and fauna with a mission that says it all: bio diversity. Their newsletters are informative and to the point. Their lawsuits are well targeted.

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

Their updates keep us all apprised of ongoing struggles.

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

I think they are doing it all right. I just wish more people knew about them and their work.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Center for Biological Diversity is a great organization that helps to protect our natural environment. I support all of their actions and often donate to their causes.

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

my hometown.

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

I would like to see additional efforts to add televised messages to the media set.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

They are the fiestiest enviro group around; going to battle for the critters! They are highly successful at getting actions taken by their supporters and cover the whole country.

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

following their work for years.

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

I sometimes worry they milk the "disaster" frame too much, especially for fundraising, when it really isn't as dire as they portray it in an appeal. They might not be able to pull it off when they really need it or have it start to sound disingenuous, but I know their work is vital and sometimes screaming rom the mountaintops is spot on. It's a fine line.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unsure

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

bats

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the most effective wide-reaching nonprofit fighting for our wildlife and the diverse species of the entire planet. I go out way beyond my usual donations with this group as time and time again this group makes a real difference. I dig as deeply as I can each year, and am planning to continue increasing my donation each year that I can. I don't always agree with every campaign that this group embarks on but in all my years of following the fate of those that cannot speak this organization does the very best. Long may they rein in the selfish interests that see nothing but their own gain.

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

The only glimmer-of-hope articles and press reports about effective lawsuits that corral greed and encourage stewardship amongst the governing agencies.

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

drop the giveaway of condoms, gimmicky. And I would suggest they find a place for far flung fans like myself to help in ways other than donations. Will work for animals!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have never been more impressed with any nonprofit in my long history of support of environmental causes. I am personally committed to donating as much as I can each year to this group. I feel CBD is the most important influence on this country's actions, is the most effective at intelligently and sparingly shaping discussion of the most important subjects, and when discussion does not work they back it up with dogged lawsuits. Hooray for the Center for Biological Diversity!

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

the relief I feel whenever another bullet has been dodged by the plants and animals that have no voice in the decisions that destroy their habitat. It is the only glimmer of relief I get.

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

advise then to not change their tactics, not become clever or cute in their campaigns, and never to stop

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

Their effectiveness and focus on issues that are huge and that I care deeply about

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

not yet met.

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

barely begin to halt the destruction of all of our other species passengers, but it might turn a few humans of import in the right direction

Ways to make it better...

They would run the government of all the countries in the world

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

Greed on the part of the people that know the impact of their actions and ignorance on the part of those who don't know and don't care what is happening.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish I could work with them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I regret having donated money to this organization. This organization did not portray the real ambition it has when initially soliciting monies from me. I thought that I was giving money to an organization that was promoting conservation and balance between the environment and people. But instead they have used false testimonies and singular opinions to rationalize what they want to see happen. Like using my money for supplying condoms because they believe the world is way over-populated. Or they want to completely get rid of an industry because they think that no matter what the facts are industry and wildlife can't live together. Even though their motto is "Because Life is Good" But they have 16 attorney's on staff to 2 real biologists (7 stated) There is a lot of rhetoric but how much is actually unbiased science? I am sure Mr. Suckling drives a car or uses fossil fuels for transportation, pretty much every form of plastic has fossil fuels used to make them. They will fight for a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats because it is killing off high numbers but if a large amount of people die that is a good thing because we are over-populating. Makes me ill.

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

By giving money and following what they do

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

Focus on conservationalism rather than being only an environmentalist group. Remember "Diveristy" is part of the name.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In my love for the Earth and all life I have actively been a member of between 30 and 50 non profit organizations for the last 8 years. I spend an easy 10 hours a week of my time signing petitions, calling my senators and other important Government officials. This is alot considering that I am a small business owner. I can say with out a doubt that the Center for Biological Diversity is the number one organization for getting results. I mean it you guys! I dedicate alot of time to life changing organizations and out of all of them you TRULY do get the BEST results. Thanks to your skills, talents, knowledge, love, and supporters you are making the very most of the money and time that is given to you. Highest of Blessings and Tears from my heart!

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

Listing much over due animals, plants, amphibians and etc. on the endangered list and getting real protection. Legally following all the way through to ensure that their work is being up held by all parties.

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

Give them more of my money!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Biological Diversity gets stuff done. They have a great track record for helping animals and the environment. I am always impressed with how much they accomplish with so little. I am proud to support them look forward to watching their webcasts on Polar bears returning to the ice sea.

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

monitoring the work they do and the cases they win for animals

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

ask others to donate

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My list of worthy recipients of donations is short. The Center for Biological Diversity holds a secure position on this list. CBD works through the existing system, with solid science and savvy lawyers, to hold our government accountable to the laws of our land.

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

Time and again I have been impressed with the results the Center for Biological Diversity has achieved, both in terms of raising public awareness and in getting species protected under the Endangered Species Act. Every species they protect helps to protect all of us.

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

If I could I would get them another thousand members!

 
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13 people found this review helpful

CBD addresses the needs of our environmental survival the only place it can really make a difference: through the law. I do my best to make my voice heard by my elected officials, sending letters both through many organizations and on my own. But CBD has the legal background and know-how to make the government listen and respond. I'm continually impressed with their results. CBD also respects my preference to not receive paper mail, so that more of my donation goes to support the legal work. Their email newsletter is succinct and informative, with links to further information if wished.

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

reading their newsletter. It dances across a spectrum of triumph, hope, danger, and even humor.

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

save many more species and environments before they are gone.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the fact that the center for biologival diversity is not afraid to take on the population problem like the rest of the environmental organazations are. They are gutless on this issue. Also we need to get the livestock off public land.

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

almost ever environmental issue

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

Continue to hammer on the population issue and the livestock on public lands issue

 
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