Center for Biological Diversity Uses Foundation Support to Protect Endangered Species


CBD-logoFourth-quarter environment beneficiary the Center for Biological Diversity gave us this report about how they will use the funds contributed by members of Foundation Beyond Belief. Foundation members donated $2,145 to CBD last quarter.

The Center for Biological Diversity is grateful for the support from members of the Foundation Beyond Belief for our work to protect endangered species and habitat. The funds we received will go directly toward our efforts to protect species and habitat under federal and state laws, combat global climate change, ensure that our nation’s public lands and waters are managed to maximize protection of biological diversity and habitat, and generate public awareness and concern about conservation issues in the U.S. and abroad. 

A few of our priority campaigns in the months ahead include the following:

  • Win full U.S. Endangered Species Act protections for polar bears and other species threatened by climate change, including penguins, seals, and the Pacific walrus, and advocate for strong U.S. regulations of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Fight dangerous offshore oil drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico with ongoing legal challenges and media outreach efforts exposing the corruption in this industry.
  • Protect wildlife from toxic pollution by challenging the use of pesticides that harm endangered species and continuing our “Get the Lead Out” campaign, which aims to eliminate the use of lead bullets that poison birds and other scavengers. 
  • Ramp up our recently launched Boycott Bluefin campaign to reduce U.S. consumption of Atlantic bluefin tuna, and increase international pressure to do the same. We will also continue to seek Endangered Species Act protection for the bluefin tuna.
  • Fight to recover healthy populations of carnivores such as gray wolves, the Florida panther, and jaguars across their traditional ranges in the U.S.
  • Lead the way in the environmental movement to educate and engage the public about the impacts of human overpopulation on the environment and biodiversity, and continue our popular and fun Endangered Species Condoms campaign. 
  • Safeguard our public lands by challenging uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, attempts to build more roads in our forests, and oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director, Center for Biological Diversity