Center for Biological Diversity

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.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, May 06, 2021
Biden Administration's 'America the Beautiful' Plan Opens Door for Arizonans to Protect Lands, Waters
Arizona conservation groups today welcomed the Biden administration’s plan to conserve at least 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030 and urged state and local officials to commit to the urgent work of protecting biodiversity, slowing the wildlife extinction crisis and addressing the climate...
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
Senate Urged to Reject Fossil Fuel Attorney Beaudreau for Deputy Interior Secretary
More than 30 conservation groups today urged members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to oppose attorney Tommy Beaudreau’s nomination for deputy Interior secretary, saying his representation of fossil fuel companies would undermine President Biden’s climate agenda. “Tommy...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Groups File Third Intervention Defending Pause on Federal Oil, Gas Leasing
Conservation groups moved today to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Biden administration’s decision to pause new federal oil and gas leasing while it reviews the government leasing program. Earthjustice, Healthy Gulf, Center for Biological Diversity, Cook Inletkeeper, Defenders of Wildlife,...
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
U.S. Climate Target Falls Short of What Science, Justice Demand
The new U.S. target for reducing climate-heating emissions 50%-52% by 2030 fails to meet the demands of climate science and environmental and energy justice. While the new U.S. target doubles the emissions-reduction commitments made in the country’s 2016 pledge , it falls short of what’s needed to...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
200 Groups to Biden: Align Federal Fossil Fuel Programs With U.S. Climate Goals
Hundreds of climate, Native American, religious, business and conservation organizations today called on the Biden administration to do a comprehensive environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws to align federal fossil fuel programs with U.S. climate goals to...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Congress Urged to Reform Freedom of Information Act
The Center for Biological Diversity and 41 other public-interest and conservation groups urged Congress today to take immediate action to correct federal agencies’ refusal to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. Today’s letter to the House Oversight and Senate Judiciary committees highlights...
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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
400 Groups Petition EPA to Control Methane, Ethane Pollution
More than 400 groups, representing tens of millions of people, petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to control harmful methane and ethane emissions that are the largest industrial source of compounds causing ozone pollution, also known as smog. Some 125 million people in the United...
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Thursday, April 01, 2021
Lawsuit Launched to Protect 10 Species Left in Regulatory Purgatory by Trump Administration
The Center for Biological Diversity filed suit today over the Trump administration’s failure to provide Endangered Species Act protection to 10 species it admitted needed them. The species that have been kept waiting are the monarch butterfly , eastern gopher tortoise , Peñasco least chipmunk,...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
More Than 100 Conservation Groups, Businesses Urge Interior’s Haaland to Reject Oil-drilling in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve
More than 100 conservation groups and businesses urged the U.S. Department of the Interior today to deny requests to drill for oil in Big Cypress National Preserve. The preserve, which is part of the greater Everglades region and a unit of the National Park System, provides vital habitat for...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Denial of Crucial Habitat Protection to Endangered Rusty Patched Bumblebee
Conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for refusing to designate critical habitat for the highly endangered rusty patched bumblebee. Despite the bee’s disappearance from 87% of its native range, the Service announced in September that designating critical habitat for the...
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