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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

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486 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CBD is an inspiration and a model for environmentalists. Their work is wide-ranging, tough-minded, and relentless. This is the kind of organization that gives the world hope.

1 mshabbott3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the center for awhile. They keep people informed of what is really happening and tell it like it is. The center works hard to fight big corporations in court for our wildlife. I have donated and believe the money is going to help our animals and their habitats.
I encourage you to see for yourself.

1 Larry58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of my very favorite environmental organizations. They do great science and use all the available tools, from writing letters to negotiating and legal action, to attain their objectives. They have a great and well-deserved reputation for getting the facts right and for being effective. They get involved in all the most important issues. They really accomplish a lot. I am very proud to support the causes that this organization informs me about.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the few non-profit environmental organisations that takes population growth seriously, ironically, in a funny way. It distributes condoms with amusing titles. How better to get the message across that human population growth destroys habitat which in turn destroys other species, or makes them vulnerable. The the regular reports are well presented so you get the message, even if you don't have time to read the whole story. CBD really is one of my favourite organisations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a 77 y/o godless old man and the Center is the best, most consistent of all the enviro organizations I have belonged to. It is the only one that still fights population growth. The Sierra Club, Audubon, etc. have all wimped out to big donors on this issue but not the Center.
I have been a member since the beginning when we were fighting the scopes on Mt. Graham and the early threats to the San Pedro R. and I am amazed at how consistent their fight for the "wild" has been over these many years. Hope they can keep up the fight long after I'm gone. I don't know how many current members realize how much we owe to Dr, Robin Silver for the decades of support and energy he put in fighting the good fight and to keep the Center going . Thanks Kieran and thanks Robin and Dr. Bob W who is no longer among us. I'm tipping a red ale to all you good folks. Cheers, Old Jim

Chance R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization works tirelessly for all the living beings on this planet that don't have a voice in the world. Please donate to them so that they can continue their important work, do it today, think of doing it weekly if you're able. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Where would we be without such an organization!!!!

I have learned so very much about what endangered and protection really means. Not only fauna but flora as well...I sign so many petitions and support so many local and national and international issues because of the knowledge and timely petitions of this group!

Keep up the good work...your advice and insights are informing and activating MANY!

Respectfully, M. B.Coey

Laura H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people are AWESOME! I highly recommend you sign up for their email newsletters. You can sign petitions to help animals and the environment. They are doing work for the environment that desperately needs to be done!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love these guys. They help the environment so much and are very passionate. They rock!!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CBD does a great and wonderful work, and one that should be supported by everyone. The names says it all; it is about the absolutely necessary need of diversity in our environment. It is that which keeps life possible on our planet. Hurrah for CBD!

1 Kenneth12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been signing online petitions through CBC as an environmentalist for a number of years now. Unquestionably I believe they are the TOP conservation organization in the U.S. (maybe in all of N. America). They seem to be sworn to protect the greatest variety of species from the smallest snail or tiny plant to large mammals. They get results. They are focused, organized, and if necessary will sue the pants off of any entity, gov't. or otherwise, in order to protect a species and it's habitat.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I firmly believe the Center For Biological Diversity is the best conservation organization in the U.S., probably N. America. And I have seen many. Why? Because it is continually willing to sue the pants off of any entity, government or otherwise, in order to protect species---and it SUCCEEDS quite a few times. And another thing, it seems to have the greatest variety of different species it seeks to protect---from small obscure snails, to largely unknown plants, to larger mammals. They ALL matter.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CBD has done, and continues to do, great work in helping keep species extinction at bay. I support them financially when I can; and I sign each and every petition they offer. It's such a great feeling when they have a win on something that I feel passionate about.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this group for about three years. During that time it has been amazing to me the good things they have accomplished. I am not financially able to do a lot monetarily, but I do what I can by supporting petitions and writing letters to the powers that be. It all helps. Their work is saving the world for future generations. Please help if you can, the planet and wildlife will thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This a an awesome organization to help protect nature and the animals who live there.

1 Gael2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity has been my favorite nonprofit environmental group for years - the one I contribute what I can to, knowing that they are putting my dollars to the best use possible. I always read their newsletters and enjoy the bit of humor at the end. We need a bit of that to balance out the serious stuff. I am very grateful for all the hard work that the Center does to try and protect the planet and it's inhabitants.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity Inc. always sends e-mails that are chocked full of information regarding species, the environment and proper stewardship of the planet. Anyone who wishes to keep up-to-date on the latest news regarding biological diversity must receive e-mail newsletters from the Center for Biological Diversity Inc.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center is one of the best nonprofits to be involved with. They are hitting hard where it counts, forcing the changes that need to be made right at the source, to protect wildlife and habitat across the USA. They are not about just marching in the street with a wonderful voice, they are also in the courtrooms, onsite at destruction trying to help clean up, online informing us with videos and information, and everywhere else anyone with a passion for protecting wildlife and the environment would be. The Center is truly a leader to follow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CBD is an amazing non-profit. They advocate and take action for the rights and protections of animal and plant life throughout the US. They are one of my favourite groups because they don't just talk about problems, concerns, and issues, they do more than just sign petitions, they go to court where it counts and make the changes happen. All of these things are important parts of taking action, but I think the courts make a big difference in bringing about positive results.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Best and most accessible organization to save our Planet.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CFBD is super. I wish I knew of any other organization that was as good. We need all the help we can get.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visionary advocates for the environment, wildlife and wild lands. Impactful work that is essential for our time. I support their causes. Their commitment to this work is paving the landscape for our future generations. Thank you Center for Biological Diversity! Great work. Great cause.