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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
October 27, 2012

The Center for Biological Diversity is quite simply the best! They sue the feds to get them to enforce the laws that are already on the books, and in so doing, they protect endangered species from extinction, conserve thousands of acres of habitat, reduce climate change and make our planet more livable for humans. They care about all creatures large and small, and plants too. Whether it's polar bears, jaguars, coral reefs, or unarmored threespine sticklebacks (yep, that's one of 'em), the Center is on the case. They care much more about protecting the earth than making money, and that's why I like giving them mine. They're also the only major environmental organization gutsy enough to tackle overpopulation issues. With more than 7 billion people on the planet, this is a growing catastrophe that gets very little news coverage because it is controversial. The CBD does us proud, and deserves the "top-rated" award.

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Definitely

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

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
April 10, 2010

The Center for Biological Diversity does a heroic job of challenging federal agencies that fail to do their job in protecting our environment, particularly in addressing the urgent need to save species from extinction. They go to bat for species large and small--whether "sexy" polar bears or tiny butterflies (they also go to bat for bats). Their lawsuits have an unprecedented rate of success (more than 90%), and they are absolute bulldogs in achieving their goals. They also tackle the enormous issue of global warming, fighting to promote the EPA's ability to use the Clean Air Act to help save our planet from devastation.
They are gutsy and creative in their approach, addressing overpopulation by passing out tens of thousands of condoms with endangered species on them (thus making the connection between too many people and imperiled species). They are thrifty and savvy and they use contributions wisely and well. Their weekly e-newsletter (Endangered Earth) gives you the scoop on how much they're accomplishing in a wonderfully informative way. It helps you to appreciate the amazing diversity on our planet, and what a loss it would be (and is) to lose any of it. CBD ranks first place for my environmental dollars.

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

keeping up with their efforts to save wolves, polar bears and other endangered species. It's uplifting to follow their successes and heartbreaking to experience the failures (like the many species that remain on the "candidate list" for decades, while some of them become extinct).

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

give them the big bucks they need to make their good work even more effective.

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Donor & I donate small amounts regularly, and am about to give a larger donation from a charitable fund that I've just established.

J Street Education Fund, Inc.
November 13, 2009

I support Jewish values that teach us to love the stranger and oppose oppression. The security and strength of Israel is tied to the well-being and healing of Palestine, and I am delighted to support an organization that recognizes this interconnection. J Street, in its promotion of peace, justice and a two state solution to the conflict, is such an organization.

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

The success of their recent Washington DC conference.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & sent emails and faxes to political figures.