Center for Biological Diversity

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The Center for Biological Diversity "was founded beneath the ancient ponderosa pines of New Mexico’s Gila wilderness, where Kierán Suckling, Peter Galvin, and Todd Schulke met while surveying owls for the U.S. Forest Service. All three were in their early twenties, with a passion for wild places; Kierán was a doctoral student in philosophy, Peter was training in conservation biology, and Todd had a background running outdoor-education programs for high-risk kids." [1] They are a partner organization of Global Population Speak Out. [2]


Accessed January 2013: [3]


Directors (2009)

Accessed October 2009: [4]

Funders (2011) [5]


Public Citizen Oppose Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill

On May 17, 2010 an alliance of 15 social justice, environmental and community organizations joined together to stop the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act from passing. The coalition, called Climate Reality Check, believed Congress needed to head back to the drawing board and start over. The coalition included the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Citizen, among others. Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen stated, "It's not accurate to call this a climate bill. This is nuclear energy- promoting, oil drilling-championing, coal mining-boosting legislation with a weak carbon pricing mechanism thrown in."

Grassroots members of the Sierra Club also opposed the initial bill, stating that the national organization's position was nuanced and too supportive of the legislation.[6]



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  1. Our STory, Center for Biological Diversity, accessed October 27, 2009.
  2. Global Population Speak Out Partners, organizational web page, accessed March 8, 2015 .
  3. Center for Biological Diversity Board, organizational web page, accessed January 1, 2013.
  4. Directors, Center for Biological Diversity, accessed October 27, 2009.
  5. Center for Biological Diversity 2011 Annual Report, organizational web page, accessed January 1, 2013.
  6. "Not All Environmentalists Pleased with Climate Legislation" Joshua Frank, Truthout, June 20, 2010.