My husband and I manage a remote, biological field station about an hour n.w. of Prescott, AZ. The Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research has projects focused on climate studies, education at all levels and a passion for the earth that mirrors the passion that the CBD exhibits on a daily basis. We have been supporting it's efforts since it's inception,( mostly emotionally, since we're on a shoestring budget for survival), still, the work that CBD has done and the amazing accomplishments are worthy of headline news. And, yes, the Center has exceeded our expectations in the actual work and saving of critical habitats for endangered species. As environmental organizations go, it is truly one of the very best on the planet for walking the talk, and making good things happen. Rock on CBD!
Highly active, very strong advocacy on a broad spectrum of environmental conservation issues. Can be counted on to do the right thing, take on controversial issues in the right way. Responsive to expert input, follows up. Gives some comfort that the right fight will go on, and often will prevail.
The Center is one of the most dedicated and effective wildlife and wilderness protection and conservation organizations I support. The actions they take have contributed to many large steps towards saving us from the perils of climate change and all of its causes.
As a former employee of a governmental wildlife agency, it is great to see to see an independent nonprofit organization that champions our wildlife heritage. We sure cannot leave it up to the government!
Of all the many NGOs I have work for and with over the past 40 years, the Center is the best. They have excellent staff and unlike many groups they are not afraid to tell it like it is and take the fight to the halls of power.
Center for Biological Diversity is a great organization that is trying their best to protect the natural world that we all live in from losing so many of the animals that are verging on extinction. We are all tied together in this life and losing these other species impoverishes and endangers us all, so their work is extremely important.
As a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist trying to protect the National Forest and endangered species for future generations, I really valued the work of the Center. Their monitoring of Endangered Species Act implementation and willingness to go to court to make sure the act was followed was critical.
As someone who is a strong advocate for protection of creatures great and small , I very much support this group of knowledgeable, tough people who throw their heart and soul into protecting the earth. The Center for Biological Diversity constantly goes to bat in courtrooms across the world to protect threatened species--from big, charismatic mammals to tiny snails and delicate flowers. They are passionate, fearless and dedicated to the protection of endangered animal and plant species in every country around the world,
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!
For nearly 40 years I have been a land use and environmental planner, and have been a member of the Center for several years, but have been working with the center to navigate development and conservation projects for about two decades. I also support a wide range of other conservation groups, including The Nature Conservancy, Rainforest Alliance, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and others.
But the Center gives me the greatest satisfaction that something concrete, litigious when necessary but certainly always concrete, is being done by this very fine organization. My direct work with Center staff has also demonstrated a level of professionalism and practicality that wins adherents even in the development community.
This one is my very top favorite conservation-oriented nonprofit!!!!
This is an organization that actually makes a difference in getting the public's -- and lawmakers and industry's -- attention to environmental issues and wildlife concerns without the drama and hyperbole used by other nonprofits. The Center for Biological Diversity often is favorably mentioned in mainstream media as having been responsible for spearheading efforts to effect positive change to major, high-profile government or industry programs/projects that challenge the viability of the environment and stressed/threatened wildlife.
I am a retired US Forest Service Wildlife Biologist who had a 32 year career with the Agency and land management issues. Sometime during that career the Center came into focus taking the lead on many critical wildlife habitat controversies and all I can say is...Thank the Universe for their presence! Often when I feared the worse for the fate of key habitats and species protection, the Center was and still is there to serve as one of the most effective stalwharts to force, and sadly I do say force the Land Management Agencies to do the right thing for the land and its creatures and obey the land management plans, laws, regulations and policies the Agencies are directed by. The Center is a skilled reviewer of Agency plans and land management proposals, knows how to comment effectively, and develop and argument that time and time again wins when the issue has to go before a judge. Without the Center I dare say alot more critters and habitat would be on their way out, degraded or placed in extinction jeopardy even further. The Center effectively keeps our Land Management Agencies honest . Its one of the best right along with Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon and Earth Justice League.
My career has been in research to conserve the nation's natural resources, so I know what is needed to do so. The Center for Biological Diversity is a highly effective NGO that does what it takes to protect vulnerable wild animals and plants and their required habitat. So effective my congressman once stated that this organization is his greatest nemesis in promoting logging and other development on public lands. The CBD holds quarterly phone briefings on their progress and listens to what members have to say. I have made this .org the principal beneficiary of my estate because of their work.
This request for a review comes at an interesting moment for me. I am a professional in the sense that I am a writer and teacher who is devoted to earth based consciousness. http://deenametzger.net. And so always attuned to what we might really do and become on behalf of restoring creation before the earth and all its beings are doomed by human activity. [Perhaps also known in a small way as an elephant whisperer.] Last week, before a workshop back east, i began thinking about the Center, your newsletter and activities, and noticing how much attention I pay when i see Karen Suckling's name and so I decided to go on line and see who you each are. I was deeply taken by the list of younger, for the most part, passionate, devoted, skilled, ethical human beings working in individual ways on behalf of the earth. i am grateful for your devotion to the large and the small,. Your sense of connection to the local particular as well as global need. Though I am not financially able to support you in the ways I wish i could, or rather support the work in the ways I would if i had the means, i do feel that we are in profound alliance. My hope is that our gifts and mandates will find ways to collaborate on behalf of the future and all beings. Deena Metzger
I would like to thank the important efforts by the Center for Biological Diversity particularly with raising concerns about the antiquated and outdated slaughter practices of the Wildlife Service, fighting for numerous species protections from corporate and developing interests and the pawns within government itself and lastly the most challenging of issues - the human population explosion!
I am deeply impressed by the Center for Biological Diversity's excellent, dedicated environmental work. As an environmental advocacy organization, it educates about a diverse variety of issues, offers expert advice on ways to reduce negative impact on the earth and action alerts, and firsthand experiences from the front lines of environmental crusading. I highly recommend supporting this organization.
The Center For Biological Diversity is at the forefront of any major issue affecting our wildlife or environment. If you sincerely care about animals, the environment, conservation, and all things
inter-related, than the Center For Biological Diversity is your best source of knowledge.
They are definitely on top of their game and any breaking news or important issues, is immediately
addressed and dispersed to members. Why is this so important? Because the faster we are informed
of issues, the quicker we respond and it vastly increases our ability to resolve them.
If you really care about our environment and wildlife and have a thirst for knowledge, then you have to
be a part of the Center For Biological Diversity. They are simply the best.
As a Biology professor I have admired the work of the Center for Biological Diversity since I learned about them several years ago. They are down in the trenches doing the hard legal work that needs to be done to protect our environment. They also do a great job of getting the word out as to what the problems are and how you can help. Their recent landmark victory to speed up the evaluation of hundreds of candidate endangered species that had been lying in administrative limbo for decades was just one of their important victories. I strongly support the work they do and wish I could do more.
Not only are they doing great work but their emails to the general public are very helpful, encouraging and informative.
My recent experience with this group was very troubling. They seemed more interested in having petitions accepted than protecting the environment. When invited to help protect fish "on the ground", our local community was told that the CBD had "no responsibility" to act at the local level. I personally found their local rep to be rude, vulgar, and very unprofessional. Local environmental groups have distanced themselves from them now and they have few local allies. My personal opinion is that this group is more of a lawsuit factory than a protector of the environment. I hope this changes in the future, as those of us interested in protecting the environment rather than making headlines could use all the help we can get.