CBD's newsletters are succinct, scientifically based reports, not pages of repetitive begging. They bring attention to species and threats most of us have never heard of. They are unafraid to discuss the fact that humans have overrun the planet. Both their scientific and legal experts are outstanding. They partner with small local conservation groups. They are determined and frequently successful. They have brought together the best aspects of many different environmental protection groups under one roof. In my opinion, they are simply the best.
This is my favorite environmental organization. I donate to them more than any other group except SUWA. They are so focused, so no-nonsense, so in love with the wildlife they strive to protect. Kieran Suckling is tireless, totally dedicated, and very articulate.
I love the Center for Biological Diversity because of all the work it does in many areas that I am concerned with. Wildlife is a huge issue for me but other aspects of the environment as well. Trying to reduce the effects of climate change and steer the world toward renewable energy is a huge issue. I have traveled to the Arctic and Antarctica where you can easily see the effects of global warming. Dealing with poaching and wildlife trafficking is important. Saving the forests, clearing the oceans of plastic and fish nets that snare unintended fish, animal trapping, trophy hunting and poisoning, and making the rivers safe for salmon and other fish is all important. Saving the wolves and polar bears and so many other apex animals is a necessity. Creating better wildlife corridors, not building walls. And so much not mentioned. The Center for Biological Diversity is in my will for a large bequest.
Center for Biological Diversity is by far my favorite environmental non-profit, and I donate to them regularly through my Amazon Smile account. They are one of the few environmental groups bold enough and wise enough to address that a shift toward a plant-based diet is crucial to our planet's future through their Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign. I am so proud to support them and their efforts on behalf of all species!
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.
Due to my love for nature, animals and specifically cats, I research on so many different topics for wildlife conservation. I have contacted the center on couple of different occasions and have gotten direct response from SME. I do thank them for their love and passion for our wildlife and caring for our planet. And I truly learn about the work the center does and so much more from their emails. Thank you for all that you do. ❤
This is my go-to source for fact-based knowledge about environmental challenges, and the truth about imperiled species...plus they're always front and center for legal actions to protect wild species and wild places. I've been a subscriber to their newsletter, petition-signer, and member activist for as long as i can remember. I occasionally get overwhelmed with climate change bad news, but I never, EVER cancel my subscription to this organization's timely, straightforward, organized and intelligent newsletter and bulletins. You GO CBD!!!
Talk about bang for your buck! The Center gets results, period. They make stuff happen, they see a need and act boldly and efficiently. And EFFECTIVELY. I also get more useful and targeted information from Center posts than from any of the other 10+ environmental organizations I keep track of.
As a biologist, I know that the Center for Biological Diversity picks its issues thoughtfully and with real expertise. It doesn't focus on species and habitats based on their "charisma;" rather, it educates us about the importance of *every* species in natural ecosystems, and why those that are most vulnerable must be protected. I am confident that my donations are put to exceedingy effective use.
I love the Center for Bioligical Diversity!! They fight for protections of wildlife and climate. I cannot express how much I appreciate all they do to take care of Our Earth.
Without this organization, our planet would be in even more trouble than it already is. The natural world keeps everything balanced. They speak up for the voiceless. They work so incredibly hard every single day to fight the current disgusting presidential administration. I am happy to donate to them whenever I can. Center of Biological Diversity so deserves to win your 2020 seal of approval!
The Center for Biological Diversity works tirelessly to preserve our wild spaces, plants, and animals. They fight against pollution, deforestation, and habitat destruction. They also provide quick and easy ways to get involved besides just donating, like signing petitions electronically and sending prewritten emails to government officials (that we can personalize) to have our voice heard on many environmental issues.
The Center works hard for the betterment of our country's natural spaces. It's important work, and they do it well. They have simple, but effective ways for those who receive their emails to personalize and then send prewritten letters to Congress and other organizations to urge them to act in favor of animals and wild spaces. Without these emails, I wouldn't know where to begin in terms of taking action to help preserve the creation.
This is an amazing group of scientists, lawyers and volunteers that work tirelessly to save our wildlife, wild places and all it's diversity. Without groups like the Center that are constantly looking out for our natural world who knows how much longer we'd have these treasures. I am very proud to do any task I can to help further their causes!
appreciate the conscious and consequent approach.
of course, for me at least, it' s not just about bears, volves, etc., IT'S ABOUT PRESERVING ENJOYABLE SORROUNDINGS FOR ALL SORTS OF LIFE, including ME and my family too.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been in the fight to protect endangered species for over thirty years, and has used the courts effectively in this endeavor. It also realizes the connection between racial justice and environmental justice, and works to promote both. I've been a monthly donor to the Center for about 10 years.
The Center for Biological Diversity is working to protect the biosphere. That means all endangered forms of life, not just the cute or attractive ones. The danger comes from human activity, and the center is fearless and effective in taking on corporate wrongdoing and government complacency in this regard. In addition, they are one of the few environmental groups to emphasize the link between human overpopulation and degradation of the biosphere.
I can only afford to support a few environmental organizations and Center for Biological Diversity is one of them. They fight the battles that are, unfortunately, needed to to help insure that future generations will have a world filled with nature as well as educate. People need biological diversity for many, many reasons (both aesthetically and practically - who knows what new medicine has yet to be found) and CBD works to make certain that it will be here for future generations.
Your hard and relentless work for the environment and endangered species is unmatched. I am so grateful for your accomplishments. Unfortunately, we cannot let up or pause on efforts to save our earth and its wild creatures from extinction.
I have been following CBD since the early nineties and have always been amazed by their tenacity and hard work! Love these people and support them if you are able!
The Center for Biological Diversity does so much for wild creatures that promotes their health, wellbeing and protection. I’m not familiar with any other organization that does so much. They are deserving of strong support.
The Center for Biological Diversity is my favorite environmental organization. They don't give away tote bags, calendars, mugs and other gimmicky merchandise in exchange for donations, so I know that the money I send them won't be wasted. They are focused, effective, committed and truly inspiring. I've been a member for years; I feel my contributions to CBD are a genuine investment in the future of life on this planet.
I've been a supporter and member of this organization for a long time. Twice, a friend of mine and I have volunteered to participate in a CBD presentation at the Natural History Museum in San Diego. Both nights the museum was hosting a night for "Adultologists" . These festive occasions attracted large groups of people to the museum, who, as they were passing us , saw our colorful boxes with different pictures of endangered species on them that were displayed on our table. We were able to disseminate a lot of information to people regarding environmental concerns and even gave tests to people to help them to determine individual carbon footprints. The purpose of the colorful boxes with rhymes on them and condoms inside was to remind people of the reality of human over-population of the earth, and their individual responsibility in that problem. The explanation showing the size of the carbon footprint of each child born, especially in a first world country, is a very straight forward way of pointing out an important factor in the extinction of endangered species; over-population, which results in destruction of habitat, food and water, and breeding partners. Many, many people came by to talk, read, and listen to the messages from CBD. Every response both nights was positive and a lot of the participants thanked the volunteers for their work there. I would gladly volunteer again to support the Center for Biological Diversity so that the organization, its work and accomplishments are more widely known.
I have known members of the Center for Biological Diversity since I arrived in Tucson in 1996, and I have found this group to be filled with dedicated conservationists, brilliant lawyers, and scientists with incredible knowledge about the natural world. Together, they manage to devise creative campaigns, protect species both locally and nationally, and file the lawsuits needed to protect our natural world. The CBD employees live modestly and devote many overtime hours to the protection of our planet and, especially, the varied non-human life forms that inhabit it. Any donations to the Center will be put to good use--because, as they say, "Life is good."
I follow the work of many non-profits, environmental and some social justice, and donate to many. The Center for Biological Diversity is my favorite. Their work is effective and hands-on. They take on both small issues, for example defending a single species, all the way up to climate change and population. Highly recommend supporting their work!
The Center for Biological Diversity is my favorite nonprofit. They are extremely effective and are relentless in their protection of wildlife. They are also a socially conscious organization that clearly understands the relationship between a healthy environment and healthy humans. During the pandemic, the Saving Life on Earth campaign is providing weekly webinars that are very educational and lead to a higher level of involvement for members.
I've supported numerous conservation organizations my entire life and the Center for Biological Diversity is at the top of my list. They are relentless in their efforts to save endangered species and in their quest to fight the battles necessary to preserve wild places and wild animals. They have an excellent track record and definitely use their donations wisely.
I love the Center for Biological Diversity. I feel like my money is well spent. I see them listed in our local newspaper helping to save the planet.
The Center for Biological Diversity is an organization that works tirelessly to protect habitat and species which are under threat across the country.
It is an organization that you can trust that your donations are well spent.
I’ve been a supporter of the Center for years. They do amazing work. I’m always impressed with their depth of knowledge, responsible use of funding, grassroots efforts, and results. They are a top rated organization by Charity Navigator. I’ve never regretted a penny of my monthly donations to them. They are truly dedicated to the fight for our environment.
I've been a member and volunteered with CBD, met wonderful people, also had meetings with government officials regarding ASA, learnt a lot of information from their newsletters, signed many a petition.. This non-profit truly is on the forefront of the race to save the biodiversity and out mother Earth. Keep up the good work!
I have been a fan of the Center for many years as they fight to protect our planet from toxic industries that seek to destroy the environment for profits. They win most of their court cases so for that reason alone, they are worthy of our donations. They never give up. They never let up. Without their persistence, the planet would be in far worse shape than it is. Thank you Center, for all you do!
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.
One of the very best non profit champions of the earth and animals that I know of ! Super hard working with innovative means to keep putting pressure on hard to tackle problems !
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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 ! !
I'm amazed at the work the Center for Biological Diversity do. So many lawsuits! They've been slowing down the nefarious effects of the Trump administration on our world. They seem very efficient and I am grateful for their work, Bodhi.
I’ve followed the Center for Biological Diversity for a few years, and I had the honor of having one of their staff talk at a Cowspiracy screening I held on campus for Earth Day a few years ago. I admire their work and the way they raise awareness about the intersectionality between environmental issues and other social issues. I’m very thankful for all the work they do to defend our planet and all its inhabitants.
The Center for Biological Diversity is my number one pick for non-profit organizations working to protect our wild lands and the wild lives that depend on them. CBD brings science, law, and community together to fight against worldwide threats to biodiversity. I trust CBD leadership to efficiently employ financial resources where they are most needed. Five stars all the way.
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!
I am a dyed-in-the-wool environmentalist who cares about this planet more than many. I see nothing but good in the Center's concerns and protectionism for "all things great and small." They are beneficiaries of funds when I pass, and I support them to the bitter end.
One thing that sets the CBD apart from other eco organizations is that they are not afraid to take controversial stands. They are one of the few, if not the only eco centers that speaks out about over population. This is at the heart of many of the problems we are facing now, yet most groups don’t want to mention it for fear of offending someone. Their condom giveaway is brilliant, and brings to the front an important perspective. Thank you for your work!
Though I'm not an American, in my opinion the Center for Biological Diversity is the best conservation organization in all of N. America (maybe the world?). They work to help/save seemingly anything from a small snail on the last riverbed habitat in Texas to the largest mammals in the world. And they sue the pants off of any entity to do it, which many times is needed to get someone's attention. Even if the battles take years, it is worth it. Thanks CBD!
When it comes to protecting and saving species, the Center is simply the best. They consistently go the extra mile to save creatures (and plants) large and small, iconic and unknown. Their legal, scientific and advocacy work is cutting edge, their dedication and devotion to the cause, unwavering. And their love for the wild is touching and true. I've been a donor and admirer for at least 15 years, and more recently, a volunteer as well.
With the extinction crisis looming on planet Earth (more then a million species at risk), we need the Center for Biological Diversity to help us turn it around. Their Saving Life on Earth campaign deserves everyone's highest level of support. Our own fate depends on it.
The Center for Biological Diversity is truly an exceptional NGO with extremely committed and hard-working staff who are effectively addressing severe threats to the world's incredibly important biodiversity. In my view this organization has been effective in taking the steps necessary to function at a very high level, despite an administration hell-bent on removing basic and essential conservation safeguards, and a scarcity of funding during the difficult period of COVID-19.
As a resident of the UK, and having alighted on the Center by chance, I have to say what an impressive organisation it is. It's newsletters highlight the many issues facing wildlife in the US and it's continual fights on so many fronts is really impressive. We need more organisations like this around the world if we are to stand a chance of halting and then reversing the accelerating decline of species.
I have been interested in environmental protection for over 40 years. I realized early that protection of land, water, and habitats is fundamental to keeping our Nation and our world more natural, resilient, and healthy. The Center for Biological Diversity employs strong science based knowledge to guard our neighborhoods, lands, and air from pollution which harms all living creatures - many of which we may not even know are struggling or under threat. I appreciate CBD's intelligent and powerful legal capability for making sure polluters do not ruin our world. They are one of the best organizations for protecting life on planet Earth.
The Center goes to the mat for all species and their habitat. They are in this for wildlife and their habitat. The center CARES. Any animal advocate must support them.
The absolute best agency that continually goes to the mat for wildlife and the environment. They stay in contact with their supporters. They are on the side of wildlife and the environment.
The Center for Biological Diversity does a fantastic job of working to protect both animal and plant life. They excel at keeping supporters and the public aware of critical issues, offer convenient ways to voice my opinion to decision makers and legislators, and are prudent fiscal stewards of their funds. You simply couldn't find a better conservation or environmental organization to support and put your faith in. And the fotos they publish are inspirational and outstanding.
The Center for Biological Diversity is a truly outstanding organization. They advocate for those critters and places that cannot speak for themselves, and do it in an unusually practical, hands-on way. They collaborate with other NGO groups when appropriate, and are always suggesting very practical and easy ways for supporters to contribute their efforts, energy, and as resources allow, their funds. I especially like their e-newsletters, which are always filled with great news items, vignettes, and pictures.
They certainly deserve to be awarded your prize this month, and I ask that you give them top consideration.
Our family thinks that the "Center for Biological Diversity" is a great nonprofit!
My family and I believe that the "Center" is very effective, and, hardworking. They stay abreast of all the current attacks on wildlife, and, Nature, and, have a well-qualified staff of attorneys who file regular lawsuits to save laws like the "Endangered Species Act" from attacks, and, weakening, by the Trump administration. We are quite impressed with the "Center"'s massive amount of knowledge about the current threats to Nature, including to plants.
We want the "Center of Biological Diversity" to win your 2020 seal of approval, so, we are sharing share our love for the "Center", and, the wild world that they are fighting for! We very much enjoy their postings, and, their opportunities for activism on behalf of Nature.
I donate to several environmental organizations, but the Center for Biological Diversity is by far my favorite! I don't know of any other that does more for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat. They are a constant and consistent positive force on behalf of our imperiled planet. I love this exceptional organization!
I so appreciate all that the Center for Biological diversity does for nature, the environment, and the whole planet. They keep me informed, and they fight for all the causes I believe in - they are deserving of every penny of support I can give them.
The Center for Biological Diversity is tackling the extinction crisis and protecting our ecosystems and wildlife in smart, strategic ways. They go beyond online petitions (though they do that too) and tackle environmental destruction from multiple angles. I also love that they see the relationship among different issues, not getting isolated but rather coordinating with other organizations and groups across issues for maximum impact. They take risks and stand strong and do a lot of important advocacy and education.
The Center for Biological Diversity gets results. The newsletter is always a joy because the news uplifting, and it leaves me feeling that, amidst the threats our planet faces, here is a group that actually gets things done. Hardcore environmentalists, honest, caring people.
I am an environmental activist in my state and have been for decades. I am a Life Member of several organizations devoted to helping the environment And fighting Industry and government attacks. I help run an organization designed to bring the latest in environmental issues, events, actions and concerns through social media So our constituents are informed. And I have given loads of money to groups who are known for their active engagement in the courts as well as the streets. Allow me to say this: this Organization is one of the most effective, hard hitting, no nonsense and no compromise organizations in the country. I am proud to be a member. I am proud to post its articles. I am happy I can give the Center a glowing review.
I know that every dollar that I give to the Center for Biological Diversity helps to throw up a roadblock against corporate greed and serves to help protect endangered species. The Center educates people of good will on what needs to be done to protect our environment and to fight climate change. As human beings, we cannot afford to set idly by while a corrupt administration attempts to gut the Endangered Species Act and clear cut our public lands.
I have been donating to few nonprofit organizations, I always check their work and the Center for Biological Diversity is one of the best, very committed, very clean in their doing.
Really, I am very happy I can help and I will go on as long as I can.
My opinion of the Center for Biological Diversity mirrors those already posted. Good quality information about the status and threats to all forms of life followed by targeted action to help that life survive extinction. The work of this group is stellar and has such an incredibly good success rate. I look forward to transmissions carrying good news about challenged biosystems as well as news about those in need of help to do what little I can do to assist their survival. Thank you to the Center and its members for all that you do - from the bottom of my heart!!! You are all irreplaceable.
As a life long naturalist, I get dozens of emails asking for donations on worthy environmental causes. The only gift I give, and I give a small monthly amount, is the Center for Biological Diversity. They are on the front lines, saving species and have an incredible record of victories in cases they bring before the courts. Their success rate I believe is close to 90% which means for small donors like myself I feel like I'm really helping make a difference!
Colorado Springs, CO
I've been donating to environmental organizations for 3 decades and the center is at the top of my list, along with environmental defense fund. These people are smart and dedicated, and they see the connection between environmental survival and environmental Justice. So they are involved with social issues is well - the center even distributes charming and amusing wildlife condoms... I highly recommend this organization.
Center for Biological Diversity is amazing and tireless in the work they do to spare the environment. There are so many rollbacks and changes that our politicians try to push through and Center for Biological Diversity keeps us informed of these changes to we can fight back. Also they challenge the destructive corporate greed by taking agencies to court and making sure they cannot destroy nature and the beautiful animals that call it home!
I've been following CBD for over a year now, and their mission and actions are so empowering. It is one thing for a non-profit to have a great mission statement, but it's next level when they can take that mission and put it into action. I have seen CBD create real lasting change, and wow are they dedicated. They do NOT give up! Let us fight together.
I am not American, but the work and passion of the people on this organisation is a constant source of inspiration for me.
The Center for Biological Diversity is a very effective environmental action group deserving of more recognition.
Its frequent and informative newsletters and webinars promote vital public awareness of threats to species and the environment in general. Activating PUBLIC AWARENESS is crucial to reverse the detrimental impact of humanity on our environment.
Additionally, the Center takes ACTION. Its lawsuits are designed to force government and other entities to obey and execute existing laws and regulations. The Center extensive research helps with the development of new regulations to protect species.
They have kept me informed for many years on a variety of animal welfare issues, and enabled me to help wildlife be protected.
No non-profit I’ve ever known or supported has done more to protect wildlife and wild places (thereby protecting us!) than Center for Biological Diversity. They combine sound science, education, and legislative activism-with a little bit of wonder and humor thrown in at times-to convey the vital message of environmental conservation, engaging all people, in all walks of life.
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!
I am really impressed with The Center for Biological Diversity who fight to protect and help wildlife continually. They never give up and have achieved so much good to help wildlife survive and thrive. Thank you for all your hard work and achievements. You are amazing.
I am so impressed by the Center for Biological Diversity! Their passion and persistence in protecting wildlife and land is courageous and admirable. I attend their "Saving Life on Earth" webinars that are free to the public. They are so willing to share their vast knowledge and expertise and it is truly inspiring. Their website, emails and social media platforms are incredibly informative and educative. They are the unsung heroes of environmental conservation and a bona fide around the clock, non-stop, non-profit organization!
The Center for Biological Diversity provides many things: articles that extol the wonders of our planet; information about threats to those wonders; tools to send input to policy makers to counter those threats, Thinking about the amount of damage we have done and are doing over the centuries to our planet can be overwhelming. Having a center devoted to counteracting that damage, giving us a place to go to actually DO something, is invaluable.
The Center for Biological Diversity is what every nonprofit strives to be: they are EFFECTIVE. I am not sure there is another nonprofit that so expertly uses the law to protect struggling and endangered species. I have no doubt that biodiversity would be suffering to a much greater degree without the existence of the Center for Biological Diversity, and I sleep better knowing they are out there protecting wildlife and wild places, down to intricately wonderful but often overlooked species.
The Center for Biological Diversity is a local digital stop for me every day here in Tucson. I get my environmental and wildlife health updates--some are a joy to read and some are grim realities the Center is trying to make better. They are relentless in their efforts to make Earth and her living creatures a better place. They are staffed with professional, legal/technical, and everyday folks with big hearts. I shudder to think where we would be without them--locally, nationally, and worldwide.
Robert Ronning, Ph.D.
I am very please to say that for so many years I have been following this non profit organization and I had helped when I had the ways to do so. I am very happy to see how hard they work and how they are always trying, always finding the way to help even more!
They deserve credit, help and honor!
I LOVE THEM!!!