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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   893 reviews 10,158

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  

3 people found this review helpful

The Center for Biological Diversity is the only enviromental group that I know of which tackles the single most important issue of our time: too many people! All of our problems result from the fact that 7 billion people exceed the carrying capacity of this planet.

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4 people found this review helpful

I'd like to think I'm pretty particular about where I donate my money - the Center for Biological Diversity takes on the most difficult of issues and makes the wisest use of the funds they receive. They are passionate about the work they do and I'm delighted to have them fighting for causes that I believe in.

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5 people found this review helpful

Difficult to top the rave reviews already mentioned, but "fearless" is definitely an excellent adjective! If you ever worried about where you money actually goes with some environmental organizations, you don't have to with this one. There is a definite hands-on, heartfelt approach to Center for Biological Diversity that ensures trustworthiness and dedication. An added bonus was spotting them recently at the enormous climate march in NYC. Go Frostpaw!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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6 people found this review helpful

Center for Biological Diversity is one of the few environmental non-profits that is educating the public about the effect of animal agriculture on biodiversity with their Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign, which is really a crisis that very few are talking about. They are also one of the few organizations who are educating people about the human overpopulation problem with their 7 Billion and Counting campaign, which includes clever slogans on the endangered species condoms. I'm a vegan and I choose not to have children to do the most I can for the planet, so they very much align with my personal feelings on how to best achieve a sustainable world.

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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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6 people found this review helpful

I support a lot of organizations and many with an environmental mission. the Center for Biological Diversity surpasses all others in terms of their effectiveness and their willingness to take on tough fights to protect species and habitat. They are fearless and very successful, a great combination. If i could support only one organization, it would be the Center.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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5 people found this review helpful

I was only too glad to make my recent donation to the Center For Biological Diversity. This was specifically for their work in trying to stop lynx hunting and trapping in Idaho, but i fully intend on donating in the near future to support their excellent work in helping all endangered and wrongly hunted/trapped animals. The CBD is fully worthy of your support. Bill Huseth

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2014

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2 people found this review helpful

I always feel really good about donating to EWG. I'm encouraged by their continual 'good news.' I am disheartened by organizations that bombard me with emails about how horrible and desperate things are, but with EWG I feel they are really putting the money to good use and making progress. I look at the team of workers and feel like they are really working for the causes I wish I could be working for on a daily basis. I enjoy supporting EWG, it doesn't feel like the 'guilty chore' that some organizations inspire in me.

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2014

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Center for Biological Diversity is one of the most clear-sighted and determined of all the wildlife/environmental groups that I am aware of. Their record for filing the critical lawsuits on behalf of animal welfare is the highest. Joy Knobloch, President, Township Wildlife Society, Manhattan, IL 60442

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

The Center for Biological Diversity are my heros.
They are vigil leaders in staying on top of important environmental issues, and informing their members.
Their staff members are brilliant and talented.
Their newsletters are well-written, concise, and even add a touch of creativity and humor where fit.
I so much respect and admire this team of lawyers, writers, activists, leaders, healers, and heros !

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

Make sure they have more funding.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

I love how this org keeps me updated on the latest efforts to save our earth. When I click on "take action," it's always quick and easy.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

I am a retired biologist who volunteered last year to help compile research for presentation in the historic 757 settlement, which made huge advances in Endangered Species protection. I do intend to volunteer again in the future, as I have never seen an organization as knowledgeable, dedicated and effective as this one in the area of wildlife conservation. The issue of mass extinctions brought on by humans is the closest to my heart of any current problem. Please support the work of this excellent group in its efforts to protect all animals and plants from us!

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

Maybe more ways to integrate a greater variety of volunteers.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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