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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

486 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love getting their email "endangered earth" it is very informative and has timely action items!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Website is the best!!!!!!!!!!!! All kinds of important and interesting info. If I had any money they would certainly be on my give to list.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity sends very detailed information about specific environmental issues, and allows me to take part in actions related to many of those issues.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you, CBD, for everything you do for the planet and its' inhabitants. Your credibility as an activist organization exceeds everyone else.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CBD does wonderful work for animals, the environment, and the planet as a whole.

1 Sandra62

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center is outstanding because they do what needs to be done without hesitation. Too many environmental and other non-profits spend too much time talking and not enough time doing. The Center takes the fight to every level -- the media, the courts, and the government. That's why they are so effective. I love this bunch!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Unlike most other environmental groups I support, the Center is willing and ready to take action in court. This, I believe, accounts for the Center's resounding success over the years.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The articles and issues the center shares span the spectrum and provide not only information but solutions, opportunities for change.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit provides education, political action, and a wonderful community presence on behalf of the non-verbal population of planet earth. Come to think of it, that benefits us verbalists, too. Very enriching and effective organization.

1 John302

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is as effective a nonprofit as any, and that includes EarthJustice.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization shows unfailing commitment to its mission of saving endangered species and the environments that sustain them and are sustained by them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing nonprofit doing great work for a cause that really matters , our planet.

1 Wayne21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group doing great work! I wholeheartedly support all they do, and so should everybody else!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great informational resource. I like reading their newsletter, it keeps me up on the issues I care about.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When an organization works to protect our wildlife and our planet, we are ensuring our children, grandchildren and future generations, will have a beautiful and exciting planet to live on. The Center For Biological Diversity helps to ensure that future!

Marinell D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center For Biological Diversity works to secure a livable future for not only our planet but the samallest of its inhabitatnts. CBD is an effective advocate for life in all of its forms.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that effectively communicates and educates the general public on environmental issues that impact our beautiful planet.
The Center for Biological Diversity also is a major player in holding the government and corporations accountable for their actions or inactions that harm our planet and the amazing diverse plants and animals that we share this earth with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel very well informed about important issues after reading their regular and timely emails.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

CBD is the only environmental non-profit I know of where the CEO makes less than $200,000 p/a , This is why I keep making a small annual donation. Everybody is entitled to making a living, but most CEOs make a killing in the name of non profit and I am on a fixed income. Keep up the good work and thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Effective, passionate and hardworking group. Very efficient with funds.