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Center for Biological Diversity Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Biological & Life Sciences, Environment, Forest Conservation, Land Resources Conservation, Protection of Endangered Species

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, Population and Sustainability, International, Environmental Health

Community Stories

1133 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lisa550

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am honored and proud to be a part of, and sharing in, this wonderful, award-winning organization's hard work, dedication, passion, and compassion in protecting and enhancing the health, well-being, harmony, and happiness of all creatures, great and small. Of greatest importance to me are the Center's tenacity, and ultimate successes, in its powerful wildlife- and habitat-conservation efforts, and in fighting both the causes and effects of climate change. I have only the highest praise and tremendous gratitude for the Center for Biological Diversity, and look forward to many MORE years of supporting and participating in its missions.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and defense of all forms of life, and our planet, as a whole. I am very proud and honored to play a significant role in the success of its campaigns, etc., especially those that bring about much-needed change in the way that man treats its precious animals. Thank you to all the amazing people at the Center for Biological Diversity, for all that you do to ensure a better tomorrow for everyone and everything without a voice.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is a real honor to be a small part of this great organization. Their willingness to go all in to protect our wildlife and public lands is a true inspiration. The Center for Biological Diversity is a Nonprofit that really cares about our planet and they truly realize there is no planet B.

1 Cathrine Aasen F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is so wonderful to know that groups like this are out there working to keep the earth beautiful and full of wildlife!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity has consistently worked for our environment and wildlife in ways that are pro-active, practical and constructive. They use both legal and educational means to great success. I've learned so much from their newsletters, and have been inspired to act because of them. Others have been too, as evidenced by the news. They're also good at coalition-building with regional groups and other environmentalists. We need both these practical approaches and also the inspiration to engage if we're going to make changes and protect our world, and the Center excels at both.

1 joniwirts

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an effective organization at protecting wildlife and natural habitat. They are my first choice for supporting conservation non-profits.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In my opinion, CBD's mission is the most important work on earth today. They are effective and efficient.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been following the work of the Center for Biological Diversity for many years now. I am continually impressed with the information they disseminate to the public especially regarding the public land issues. If it were not for this organization many of the protections that have been under attack by the administration (Bear Ears, End. Species Act, Clean Water and Clean Air acts, etc) would have prevailed. This org does excellent work to keep the protections for public lands and wildlife that we have fought so hard to gain. There is so much work to be done and thanks to these folks, we now know more about what is happening than ever before. Keep up the good work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When the Center For Biological Diversity started the campaign "Call of the Wild" to bring attention to the plight of wolves across the 48 contiguous United States, I signed up to help and collected dozens of signatures on comment cards. I thought it was a very good way to stimulate public awareness and pressure the government to stop weakening the Endangered Species Act. These grass roots efforts are essential if we, as a nation, are going to stop the environmental destruction perpetrated by today's federal government. The Center for Biological Diversity is quick to initiate well-directed campaigns that involve and educate the public. Cheers to Cntr4BioDiv!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the Center for Biological Diversity E-Newsletter! It gives a short update on serious issues that endangered species and habitats are facings - and actions that can be taken to solve these issues. Perfect for busy people that care about our planet! Thank you Center for Biological Diversity for the wonderful education that you provide to people that care!

Joyce S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’m always so excited to see I have an email from Center for Biological Diversity!
It is a must see for environmental news, always keeps you informed with the details. Great reading and no nonsense reporting!
Quick and easy access for letter campaigns and action alerts!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is a conservation group that I give to with full confidence that they will leverage my donation to achieve real protections for wildlife and endangered species. they don't spam you with mass mailings, they don't try to bribe you with plushy toys or other gimmicks. they are uncompromising in defense of the planet; reading about their work is a daily inspiration

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is the non profit I have received emails from the longest and the reason is that they do not just ask me for money but they educate me in areas no one else seems to be interested in. Maybe pikas and tiny plants or fish no one even knows about don't seem important but CBD lives up to their name and works to protect them all while educating the public about their importance. They also seem to be very effective and hard working individuals who strongly believe in their work. Thank you CBD for all your dedication.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I like how Center for Biological Diversity keeps fighting for wildlife which is most essential for our ecosystem

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is making a tremendous impact for Animal, Plant, Ecological welfare, worldwide. Particularly, i am grateful to see that they are involving mainstream news media to inform and educate the general public, optimizing the potential for preserving biological diversity, that otherwise, once it's lost, its lost.

Thank you CBD!

Elizabeth S.5

Client Served

Rating: 4

What I most appreciate about Center for Biological Diversity is that most of their posts are accompanied by actions. In many cases I simply can't bear to read any more ECO destruction without being able to comment, send an action to my legislature or do something.
This crew delivers good info with some hope that ones opinion may make it to the power brokers, just in case it may do some good.
Thank you

Suzy L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity is working hard to protect our wildlife & preserve our natural resources. I hope they keep on diligently being protectors of our world.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity works tirelessly to protect the environment and the wildlife. I also like their financial transparency and how well they communicate to the general public what they are doing and how they are doing it. This is a great organization that helps protect the environment against the greed and shortsightedness of politicians and businessmen.

1 Susan Cullen L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity does inspiring work delving into the the relevant issues concerning life on our fragile planet. As all their investigations remind us that every successful ecosystem is an intricate web of interdependence, the name of this nonprofit is a perfect homage to that importance. They lead in the right direction, all we have to do is follow the trail of enlightenment.

Donor

Rating: 5

Extremely hard-working charity on front lines of battles got our environment and all of the life dependent on it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity well deserves its stellar ratings on philanthropy evaluations. The work it has done to protect dwindling species is outstanding. I especially appreciate the organization calling attention to the problem of human overpopulation as a major factor in the climate crisis as well as wildlife habitat destruction.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CBD is an incredibly successful and inspiring organization that is fully dedicated to its mission to protect and defend wildlife, while educating the public and holding politicians accountable to make legislative decisions that will save species and their vital habitats. They fire on all cylinders to address these goals and inspire us all with their NEVER GIVE UP attitude to wildlife conservation, climate change abatement, and curbing human population growth. No non-profit works harder or has more commitment to their critically time-dependent goals than the CBD. Keep up the amazing work!

mylesmom

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is one of the very best conservation organizations out there. They are constantly going to court, and winning, to fight against the special interest groups that want to destroy the environment and our wildlife for their own greedy profits. Love the Center and have been supporting them for years.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biogical Diversity is one of my favorite environmental groups. They fight tooth and nail to protect our environment and the animals by going to court and not giving up. And they win more often than not. With so much destruction by the corporations and special interest groups who care only about their own greedy agendas, it's great to know that the Center is on the front lines every day doing everything they can to help keep the environment and the animals safe.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my opinion the Center for Biological Diversity is an amazing organization looking after wildlife and wild places as noted under the law. The hold those accountable that do not follow the laws of this country. I respect this organization for all the battles they fight in the court system seeking justice and what is right.

We are blessed to live in a country that is so rich with a wide array of diverse species and amazing special places that they and we call home. We need to protect these places and the species that depend on them. The Center does this.

Donor

Rating: 5

CBD is constantly winning lawsuits against the government and corporations that are trying to destroy our ecosystem and the co -inhabitants of our beautiful planet. A dollar given to them is always well spent.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are always on top of the current issues and taking legal action when necessary. When I emailed to ask about the worth of a bill regarding public lands, they responded within 12 hours with details on how it was good or bad. I feel they are trustworthy and truly care about our natural world. So refreshing. -Cindy

1 Victoria G.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity is one of the best environmental and wildlife protection non-profit organization. For their hard work and amazing results, I just want to say thank you so much for everything you are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The more I learn about the Center for Biological Diversity, the more impressed I become.
I've been involved with them for about two years now. I started out with a one-time donation and soon became a monthly donor.
Just recently I participated as a volunteer for the first time, collecting and delivering petitions to my local House Representative to save the Endangered Species Act. Even though I had never done anything like that before, they made it so easy to do. They provided coaching, step-by-step instructions and everything I needed to be successful. As a corporate trainer and process improvement facilitator, I have a very critical eye for training and work processes, and still they impressed me!

1 Jeffrey30

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is a unique and effective group of hardworking people who want to preserve and protect our planet and all its life forms. Most of our nation's wildlife laws emanate from legislation, with the judicial system as a backdrop. The Center recognizes this and aims for the courts first and foremost--this is why they have been so successful. They fight not only because all those "others" who inhabit our planet have no voice, but even more so because they have far more "earth standing" than our own species. Simply put, the laws of man can never supersede the laws of nature, and the miracle of all Life.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is foremost of all the so-called "environmental" organizations who understand the priceless value of all life on earth. I have stretched my own budget to donate more because of the extinction crisis. If some label this successful group as "radical," then I'm proud to be radical.

Holly48

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity stands up for wildlife and our environment. I appreciate that one of their strongest tools is taking the polluters and those who would destroy our wildlife to court. They are tireless in their efforts and I appreciate all they do to save our wild things and our wild places.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center is lean and mean and fights hard to protect our wild lands and the wild lives that depend on them. It partners with other strong environmental groups to deliver results. Five stars!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center For Biological Diversity is an honest broker committed to doing the right thing for wild lands and the flora and fauna that populate them without regard to political and corporate influence. I am a happy donor to the cause and hope you too will support this fine organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I regularly support the Center for Biological Diversity. They may not have the jazziest name, but the amount they accomplish is phenomenal! I don't know of any organization that has worked harder or taken more legal action on behalf of wildlife and the environment. They are amazing!

1 D'Anna F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been happily stunned by your ability to fight for many desperate environmental and wildlife causes with so much success and passion. I would not be as informed and somewhat hopeful without your vital work ! I'm so grateful to the Center ! !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I shudder to think what shape our national public lands, endangered species and other wildlife, and environmental laws would be in without the Center's unceasing defense of them. They are tenacious, courageous and unfailingly effective. We are so fortunate that their work keeps us all going.

1 Jenna L.3

Donor

Rating: 5

We donate to a number of environmental and animal protection organizations, and have for decades. The Center for Biological Diversity is the very best of all them, because they are active on the local level as well as nationally.

1 Ana A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really appreciate being kept up-to-date on environmental issues and signing petitions!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have watched this nonprofit grow into a powerhouse of energy in it's mission to protect biological diversity and our environment from thoughtless profiteers and big industry. They are fast, intelligent, and impressively effective in saving ALL living species - animal, plant, and microbial. If it is part of the ecosystem, the Center for Biological Diversity is there to protect and nurture it. Great work by some wonderful people in a very efficient organization. Very highly recommended and trustworthy.