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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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373 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Marta and I live in NYC with my family. Originally I came from Europe where I grew up among forests and wild life in a small village. Since coming to NYC I have been able to hear more about what happens in the world in relation to the climate change, species extinction and overuse of resources and general for -profit destruction of vulnerable ecosystems. As a biologist who now works in public health I understand the importance of the fight that Center for Biological Diversity has undertaken to make sure that we and our government does everything in its power to address climate change issues, prevent species extinction and make sure that financial profits are not above the perseverance of ecosystems that are supporting and will support our and our children's and grandchildren's life’s for generations to come. Center for Biological Diversity has been the fearless white knight for the battle to preserve our world for us and countless plant and animal species. Great organization with huge impact!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Center for Biological Diversity has brought many issues facing our environment and us as a human race to the forefront through media and their legal campaigns. Their action alerts on many issues have made it easy to contact legislators, newspaper editors and others with just a click of a button. I am proud to be a member of this organization and I know that my donation is not only used wisely but for a great purpose.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

They are the most aggressive environmental group I have ever donated to. They have many successful suits against government agencies to protect species and the environment.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is very effective, especially since it runs on a very small operating budget. You know the bulk of your money is going to saving species and their habitats not frivolous expenditures. They keep me well informed via emails, and the issues they champion are ones that are also very important to me. They are also willing to take on tough issue or opponents that have a lot more money behind them. Money donated to them is put to good use.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization affects change in many areas through support at the grassroots level. It has made a positive impact on the environment and hopefully will be able to do even more through your support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is a powerhouse. They have an out-sized impact on the environmental movement and often stand as the only organization blocking damage to our lands and animals. They will fight for any piece of land and any animal, regardless of how 'glamorous' or well-known it is. They have this success because they are willing to fight in court. They are tough and they are feared by polluters, because they win ... A LOT. I'm proud to support them.

Donor

Rating: 5

The emailed news letter I recieve weekly is one of the best in keeping me up to date on wildlife events and what is accomplished. I truly support what they're accomplishing.

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Tom C.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Center for Biological Diversity is the only environmental organization that I know of with the courage to take on the fundamental root cause of our environmental problems, human overpopulation. I hope all the others will take a cue and follow suit.

Donor

Rating: 5

I support the CBC because they effectively challenge policies that are damaging to our natural environment and its inhabitants, and do so in a proactive, practical manner. They get the job done! CBC is no-nonsense with a grassroots feel. I feel confident that my money is going directly toward supporting the issues that are important to me and I always receive immediate, personal acknowledgement of my donations. I am so impressed by the CBC's work and organization that I donate a percentage of my side business income to them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an extremely effective and efficient organization. They almost always win in court.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to several environmental organizations and this organization helps complement the others work by addressing issues that others don't along with supporting other organizations in common environmental causes. Center for Biological Diversity does a great job in going after those developers and uncaring politicians who have no regard for other than the dollar.