Join us
Take Action


State of Alaska Announces Hunt of Dwindling Island Wolf Population

Read more.

Albany County Serves Notice on Global Companies for Violations of Clean Air Act; Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Transportation

Groups Fight to Save Rare, Mink-like Carnivore in California, Oregon

Kentucky Flower Becomes Endangered Species Act Success

Newsroom — More Press Releases



With study after study piling up, the science is clear on neonicotinoids: These pesticides are one of the leading causes of recent bee die-offs, and national retailers like Ace Hardware and True Value that continue to sell neonicotinoid-treated plants and seeds are peddling dangerous toxins. Tell Ace and True Value to remove all products with neonicotinoids from their shelves.




CBDThe Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. Learn more about the Center for Biological Diversity.


Hear the call of the wild? You're not alone. Our endangered species ringtones have been downloaded about 620,000 times in nearly 180 countries.


Politics of Extinction
Despite its success, the Endangered Species Act is under attack like never before. Congressional Republicans have launched a barrage of legislative assaults on endangered species in recent years, seeking to block, remove or weaken their protections. Read our report.

Bring Back the Bears
The grizzly bear is a main feature of California’s state flag — yet for nearly a century, it's been missing from the Golden State, including in the remote Sierra Nevada. Check out our website and sign our petition to help these endangered bears return to California.

Historic Agreement for 757 Species
So far more than 100 species have won protection following our historic 2011 settlement compelling the feds to make progress on safeguarding 757 of the country's most imperiled, least protected species. More species are nearing protection now.

Generation Wild
Young people can make a difference too. Check out our brand-new Generation Wild website with tips on being a young conservationist, tools for taking action and a lot of fun stuff to read, do and see.

Oil Waste Dumped Into California’s Underground Water
Billions of gallons of oil industry wastewater have been dumped into California aquifers for drinking water and farming irrigation, according to documents we obtained. Check out our interactive map.

Expect More. Bag Less
Thousands of pounds of plastic shopping bags litter beaches and rivers and kill millions of marine animals yearly, yet retail giants like Target continue to give them away to almost every customer. Demand that Target eliminate single-use plastic bags in all stores. Sign the petition.

Keep It in the Ground
Ending new fossil fuel leasing on America's public lands and offshore areas would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere, says a new study commissioned by the Center and Friends of the Earth. Take action.

Restoring the Gray Wolf
We're fighting to help all U.S. gray wolves get back the protections they need to recover in habitat across the country. Losing safeguards would bring their progress to a grinding halt.

Say No to Tar Sands
"Tar sands oil" ... even the name sounds bad. And it is. Oil from tar sands is one of the world's most destructive, carbon-intensive, toxic fuels, harming species from kit foxes to piping plovers. Help us say no.

Center Videos

The Center: 25 Years of Saving Wildlife

Watch more Center videos or vea este video en español.

+ photo credits