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Center for Biological Diversity Inc

Rating: 4.87 stars   990 reviews 49,809

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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www.biologicaldiversity.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been long-time supporters of the Center for Biological Diversity as its goals and vision match ours well. This year we were especially pleased that Kieran Suckling took the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge seriously enough to go there himself. In addition, we have been very thankful for the help the Center has provided Protect Monterey County with its initiative to ban fracking and other damaging practices used to extract oil from the county. We hope passage of the initiative will eventually lead to stopping all fossil fuel extraction and adding CO2 to the air and ocean. The Center is with us on that goal.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center is the best bang for your species preservation buck!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Biological Diversity is a great nonprofit that has helped me to open my eyes to the issues around me. There are a lot of causes to donate to, but I can't donate money right now. Fortunately there are also petitions to sign and letters to write! This organization helps helping in the way you can!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I completely believe in the work this wonderful charity does. I have done a ton of research to make certain this charity does what it says! IT DOES!!!!!!!!!! Your donation will be well spent, not placed in someone's pocket!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

They do amazing work in speaking up for ALL species great and small. I am very happy to donate whatever I can!

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

give them more money!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

They work tirelessly to get protections in place for threatened creatures and plants alike. Some species we may have not even heard of, to other iconic species like wolves and polar bears - they care about conserving ecosystems and the "bigger picture." I love them for the fantastic work that they do.

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

Give them all the funds they need!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I think this organisation is great because it brings to the attention of people the plight of threatened species. Sometimes we have no idea how these species are struggling and bringing it to peoples attention is the first step in, hopefully, saving these species.

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

signing one of their petitions to help save bats

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

Make more people aware of their existance

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I donate annually to CBD because they are at the forefront of many of the issues I am most concerned about, including protections for threatened & endangered species, climate change mitigation, exposing the public and environmental health risks of extreme fossil fuels, and connecting the dots between global population growth and the current extinction crisis. I appreciate the fact that, in addition to educating the public, CBD also uses the law to stop abuses and implement solutions to big problems. CBD has, for example, been instrumental in the Landmark 757 Species Settlement, exposing corporate agriculture's motivations for funding the CA water bond, & suits against offshore fracking, against Ventura County, CA's approval of fracking in Santa Paula Cyn, & Nestlé's theft of public water in the San Bernardino National Forest for private profit through bottling. CBD currently earns an 86.95 Total Score from Charity Navigator, a Charity Watch A rating, a Guide Star Gold rating, and in 2011 was named a Philanthropedia top nonprofit in the area of Animal Welfare, Rights & Protection. CBD consistently earns my financial & activist support year after year.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The State of Oregon's Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission has decided to remove wolves from the state's Endangered Species list, despite a wolf population of only 84 wolves. I was aware of this upcoming hearing and had been lobbying for maintaining these protections with help from The Center for Biological Diversity. The Center's emails kept me informed of the course of the State's actions. I asked for help from The Center in the form of sample letters I could read before writing to ODFW. I got immediate help with my request. Several hearings and letters later, the bad news came in that the ODFW Commission ignored the facts and the science and bowed to the hunting and livestock special interests. I turned to The Center praying that they would have some answers for what to do next and looking to make a donation to fuel any organization that would make a legal challenge to the ODFW Commission. That organization? The Center for Biological Diversity. Just received the kindest thank you for the donation I made to them. What more could anyone expect from a top notch charity?

 
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3 people found this review helpful

They say what needs to be said. Limiting fossil fuel use, meat consumption, and family size are the three key actions to solving our environmental problems. However, most organizations are reluctant to mention the problems associated with meat consumption and population growth. The Center for Biological Diversity is one of the few that make a clear statment about the impact of all three.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I find CBD to be the most helpful educator, the most diligent legal action taker, the most conscientious with their donors' money. I can't praise them highly enough!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am most impressed with CBD's fearless side taking in favor of animals, habitat, and all things that take their toll on them. I especially like CBD's willingness to take on over-population with their condoms campaign.

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

is the sense of being part of an organization that has success because of its allied activists. Things actually change because of their (and my) efforts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I read and rely on weekly Endangered Earth newsletters (and other action alerts) from CBD, and their thoroughness, professionality, coherence of mission, and writing style (just cheeky enough!) make the issues vivid and understandable. They simply get stuff done.

 
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