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Center for Biological Diversity Inc

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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

Community Stories

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marija M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By going after environmental criminals through the legal system, the Center for Biological Diversity is very effective at protecting endangered species and their habitats. The most "bang for your buck" for an environmental non-profit in the United States, hands down!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I belong to a lot of organizatons, but one of my favorites is the Center for Biological Diversity. Their newsletter is a great mix of fun, interesting and serious articles and there are always a few actions to take, which I really appreciate. I feel good about supporting this organization and trust that they put my donations to good use in helping to inform people about the importance of preserving the diversity of plants and animals around the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Great organization. They get good work done and are very dedicated to preserving species and protecting the environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is a very effective organization devoted to species and habitat preservation. They fight for the voiceless plants and animals and have been effective recently in getting the federal government to uphold the Endangered Species Act for hundreds of species needing protection.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no better way to save the planet than to be supportive on and engaged with The Center for Biological Diversity. They are the top of the line kick-ass best!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity works tirelessly to promote the survival of wildlife and their habitats and for the survival of a clean environment. Five stars to them! Keep up the good work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a volunteer for the Great Basin Water Network. The Center for Biodiversity is a leader several times over for being a strong ally, a snynergistic catalyst, in helping protect species in the Great Basin that are fully threantened by the huge Southern Nevada Water Authority water withdrawals in eastern Nevada and western Utah. Their staff person in Nevada is thoughtful and just plain helpful on strategies, knowledge, doing the work and acting as a sounding board. I'm awed by CBD's ability to react rapidly to threats. We can all learn from them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope, they will get all help they need to do their very important work of protecting the environment!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support the Center for Biological Diversity because they are about the only environmental group to take on human population growth as one of the gravest threats to the planet.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this sight has made it possible for me to become involved in protecting the animals of the world, and by signing petitions, i feel as if i am in some small way able to help keep our enviroment safe and clean so as to keep all the natual animals safe.

1 Daniel26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is always on top of the latest issues!!

Bo B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CBD is a strongly science-based organization that uses court litigation to prevent environment degradation and species extinction.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An exceptional, effective organization that makes better us of the money it receives than any other conservation organization I know if. A great organization to support

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Retired senior refuge manager with the US Fish and Widllife Service, I have over 32 years experience trying to "hold back the tide" of the pavers for profit exploiters. A career of protecting critters, establishing enviornmental education and frantically preserving habitat - while slogging through politics and bureauocracy. I am not impressed by agency bureauocrates or Corporate Green, the big, established conservation groups. Too much willingness to go along to get along...continual compromises...Like allowing State to gun wolves on a National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska! Thanks to CBD for stopping that. ....I very much like Center for Biological Diversity's no-holds barred, lawyer-loaded actions to stand up to Corporate exploiters and their bought-and-owned types in Congress and Agencies. Keep hammering them CBD...They will only [sort of] stop when solid case law forces them to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CBD is an amazing organization that keeps it supporters up to date on what's going on in the wild world. It helps us feel connected to the wildlife with which we share this Earth, it gives nature a strong voice that resonates in courts, and it makes it so easy for busy people to contact their senotors and take action.

MountainLarn5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The center is unrivaled in its successful protection of imperiled species. As a studying conservation practitioner, I have followed their actions for nearly five years. Their valiant pursuit to ensure species survival is inspiring. Praise for tireless efforts is in order. Without the center, many species would be without a home and without hope. This is a group worth supporting.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity makes a long-term impact with its incredible sucess in winning court cases. Thanks to them our fellow creatures have a voice.

Sarah B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped this organization by participating in more petitions than I could possibly count at this point. I've been a loyal supporter, doing what I can, for years. I've been spreading the word about environmental issues as much as possible and I am also a proud member of Defenders of Wildlife.

I know the Center is a wonderful organization because of all the great things they have accomplished for nature over the years. One of my number one reasons for joining up with them is because I wanted to help save the Mexican wolves.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Center has been very effective in preserving and protecting endangered species. They have worked closely with other conservation organizations to enact protections for many species and habitats, including Northern Gray Wolves and the Tongass National Forest. The deserve your support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is efficient and on the spot when protection for our environment is needed--that is, all the time.