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Center for Biological Diversity (San Francisco, California)

Center for Biological Diversity

San Francisco, California


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,

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