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Center for Biological Diversity (San Francisco, California)

Center for Biological Diversity

San Francisco, California

Website: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org

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.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

The Center’s six main programs are all devoted to protecting biodiversity in different arenas through science; legal action; policy advocacy; negotiation with government and industry; and creative, strategic media and outreach.

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES - Protect and recover endangered species and the wild places they need to survive.
  • CLIMATE LAW INSTITUTE - Protect species and habitats from global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
  • INTERNATIONAL - Protect global biodiversity where current U.S. law has the power to do so and by watchdogging U.S. actions affecting endangered species in other parts of the world.
  • OCEANS - Protect and recover all marine species and ocean habitats subject to U.S. law.
  • WILDLANDS, FORMERLY PUBLIC LANDS - Protect endangered species and habitats on wildlands.
  • URBAN WILDLANDS - Protect species and ecosystems at the urban-wildland interface.

Student Name and Class Year: Kristin Kokal, MS ’13

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If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, ramaley@bard.edu

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