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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

AKA Center for Biological Diversity, EIN 27-3943866

Tucson, AZ

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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Also Known As:
Center for Biological Diversity, EIN 27-3943866
Physical Address:
Tucson, AZ 85702 
EIN:
85-0420285
Web URL:
www.biologicaldivers...
Leadership:
Mr. Kieran Suckling
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2011
Revenue
Total Revenue $7,181,472
Expenses
Total Expenses $6,286,339

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Basic Organization Information

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Also Known As:
Center for Biological Diversity, EIN 27-3943866
Physical Address:
Tucson, AZ 85702 
EIN:
85-0420285
Web URL:
www.biologicaldivers... 
NTEE Category:
D Animal related 
D31 Protection of Endangered Species 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C34 Land Resources Conservation 
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification 
C36 Forest Conservation 
Ruling Year:
1994 

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Mission Statement

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.

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Program: Biodiversity

Budget:
$4,831,654
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Through science, law, public education, and political organizing, we've protected over 350 endangered species. We've stopped the logging of old-growth forests, made the polar bear the icon of the global warming crisis, damming of rivers and streams, mining of pristine mountains, destruction of desert and wetland ecosystems, and commercial fishing harmful to our marine environment. Our scientists study the biology of imperiled species to plan for their protection. Our lawyers ensure that the government and corporations follow the laws established to safeguard the environment. Our educators reach out to schoolchildren, land managers, and the public to ensure they understand the beauty of the natural world and the perils it now faces. Our organizers bring our case to town halls and Congress to ensure that new laws are passed to save wildlife and open space. For an extensive list of the Center's program areas, please visit us at www.biologicaldiversity.org.

Program Long-Term Success:

The Center has pushed our total number of endangered species listings to over 353 and over 70 million acres of final and proposed critical habitat designations resulting in habitat protection for struggling plants and animals.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

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Expert Assessment

The Center for Biological Diversity educates the public about threats facing species, has a sound scientific basis, and brings legal action on behalf of species in need. The Center files lawsuits to save endangered species and their habitiat and hundreds of thousands of acres of land have been saved as a result of their work. Read More »
CBD is known to use innovative and effective ways to existing laws to address climate change. CBD linked legally recognized endangered species' such as the polar bear and California pika's to being threatened by climate change. CBD has expanded its territory and type of species to gain protection. They now cover protection of species as remote as the North and South poles. CBD claims a 93% success rate for their lawsuits. Read More »

Expert Reviews and Comments

2013 Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit

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Evidence of Impact

Center for Biological Diversity raises awareness of many environmental issues to support a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Their fight against oil companies is remarkable, along with steering legislation to protect endangered species. CBD’s advocacy for sustainable communities also campaigns against suburban sprawl to protect natural lands. The organization impacts Bay Area and beyond with its high-level work.

Raises Environmental Awareness
They put out numerous examples of advocating for endangered species. This group adds value to the climate movement by being a leading authority on endangered species law and this has presented a great hook for additional pressure on climate. Center for Biological Diversity has done great work on black carbon, and was actually able to engage republicans (!). Foundation Professional
While Center for Biological Diversity works beyond the Bay Area, they are one of the most essential organizations we have to bring high-level, quality science-based analysis directly to the policy area (legislatures, courts, agencies) around the most vulnerable ecosystems (in the context of climate change). Foundation Professional
Center for Biological Diversity has recently effectively engaged in issues related to hydraulic fracturing. It has also worked on many related issues for adaption. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Center for Biological Diversity has successfully filed lawsuits against bad development projects and pushed the envelope farther than almost any other environmental nonprofit organization. While they sometimes oppose climate-friendly projects, like solar in the desert, they bring a vital perspective to the debate. In particular, their work suing sprawling real estate projects under California Environmental Quality Act has been very helpful to place a leftward marker in the debate for other environs to react to. Nonprofit Senior Staff
What Center for Biological Diversity does is pushing for sustainable community development in the Bay Area that reduces the area's reliance on fossil fuels and prioritizes protecting natural lands. CBD also focuses on ways to ecologically manage and protect the Bay Area shoreline. Nonprofit Senior Staff
The organization’s impact lies in raising awareness of hydraulic fracturing for gas throughout California, and advocating for the protection of the Clean Air Act and US Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gases. They led numerous successful lawsuits to protect endangered species. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Successful in Protecting Endangered Species
They demonstrated successes in getting species imperiled by climate change protected under Endangered Species Act, successes in applying California Environmental Quality Act to climate issues, as well as recent litigation victory regarding hydraulic fracturing in California. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Preventing Species Extinction
They are very focused on preventing species extinction. That requires protecting habitat, reducing toxic pollution and addressing climate change. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Litigation Tactics
Lawsuits are key, and they are more than willing to launch them sometimes even when success appears dicey. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

Many experts agree that Center for Biological Diversity delivers on its promise and fights effectively using innovative tools to hold government accountable. Unlike other organizations, as several experts underlined, CBD wins its litigation battles without a compromise. Their staff has strong expertise and upholds environmental values.

Innovative Litigation Strategies
This is a great organization that does important legal work statewide, but I'm not sure what it's direct local impact has been. Foundation Professional
The Center for Biological Diversity is at the forefront of identifying underutilized tools in existing environmental laws to address climate change and carbon pollution, often tools that other groups have overlooked or unfairly dismissed (such as the Clean Air Act). It has also been very effective finding ways to achieve better implementation of these tools through innovative litigation strategies. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Deliver without Compromise
Center for Biological Diversity has also not compromised its position or environmental values. Other organizations have compromised environmental values or have stuck with false solutions like unbridled REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) carbon offsets. Foundation Professional
Center for Biological Diversity is not afraid to get involved in litigation and regularly holds government agencies accountable through lawsuits, which is one of the most effective ways of ensuring that the government carries out commitments it has made in the area of climate change. CBD is a great organization - it's well run, they file precedent-setting lawsuits on climate change and have a good track record of winning. Currently they're fighting fracking in California, which could affect some communities in the Bay Area. In addition, CBD is one of the only organizations I know of that has done work to force regulatory agencies to deal with ocean acidification, which results from overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - as a result of CBD's work, this is now something that environmental agencies are taking into account. Nonprofit Senior Staff
One of the most important differences between Center for Biological Diversity and other national environmental organizations is that they never compromise. They stick to their guns and are not influenced by the politics surrounding an issue. Organizations like the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Environmental Defense Fund consistently "sell out" their grassroots constituents in order to achieve a compromised political settlement. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Expert Staff
The staff is professional, smart, strategic, and moves quickly - not stuck in too much of the over-deliberation of large non-profits. The battles they choose to fight are highly strategic, and together help build a broader strategy for the many other groups working as their partners. Foundation Professional
Center for Biological Diversity has considerable expertise in the area of climate change, and has been effective at organizing efforts to oppose hydraulic fracturing. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have strong, passionate, committed leadership. They also combine strong legal expertise with good science. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

Center for Biological Diversity sometimes handles too many issues for a small staff. Because of this, some experts recommend to expand their core staff as well as try to involve more audience in their agenda. They could work on their marketing strategy to promote their work with the general public. More analysis and research would also improve support of their causes.

Expand to Impact Greater Audience
The organization could broaden outreach, audience, and membership. Foundation Professional
Compared to the largest national organizations, the climate staff of the Center for Biological Diversity is relatively small, so further expansion of this program would be beneficial, though in terms of impact, this comparatively small group of people has been able to achieve more than much larger groups. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Provide More Research and Analysis
Center for Biological Diversity may want to consider providing more research and analysis as opposed to litigation and lobbying. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They are probably not as widely known as the others.
Better Marketing Strategy
I don't think Center for Biological Diversity is well known outside of wildlife and climate change groups. I think they could do a better job of sharing their work with the general public. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Rethink Communications
They are sometimes a little too doctrinaire, but that is a small price to pay. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Too Many Issues for Small Staff
They can spread themselves too thinly and take on more issues than they can handle. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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