Center for Biological Diversity
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." 
- Kieran Suckling, Executive Director
- Sarah Bergman, Assistant Executive Director
- Rose Braz, Climate Campaign Coordinator
- Todd Schulke, Forest Policy Analyst
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FOUNDERS ADVISORY BOARD
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Funders (2011) 
- $100,000+ - Anonymous (1), The Katherine L. Alden Fund, Michael Leuthold, Steve Leuthold Family Foundation, Marcey Olajos, Estate of Cheryl Scott, Jeffrey S. & Constance H. Woodman, Jeff & Connie Woodman Foundation
- $50,000+ - Anonymous (1), Richard G. Pritzlaff, Biophilia Foundation, Lindsey Quesinberry & Nancy Bower, Elsie Wattson Lamb
- $25,000+ - Anonymous (2), Fred Stanback & Alice Stanback, Sungevity
- Argosy Foundation, Leonard X. Bosak and Bette M. Kruger Foundation, Educational Foundation of America, Environment Now, Firedoll Foundation, Frankel Family Foundation, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund, Kisco Cares Foundation, Libra Foundation, Living Springs Foundation, Marisla Foundation, George and Miriam Martin Foundation, McCune Foundation, McIntosh Foundation, New-Land Foundation, O'Keefe Family Foundation, Proteus Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Sandler Foundation, Sierra Club, San Gorgonio Chapter, Temper of the Times Foundation, Turner Foundation, Wallace Genetic Fund, Wallace Global Fund, Weeden Foundation, Wilburforce Foundation, Woodtiger Fund
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."
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- Our STory, Center for Biological Diversity, accessed October 27, 2009.
- Center for Biological Diversity Board, organizational web page, accessed January 1, 2013.
- Directors, Center for Biological Diversity, accessed October 27, 2009.
- Center for Biological Diversity 2011 Annual Report, organizational web page, accessed January 1, 2013.
- "Not All Environmentalists Pleased with Climate Legislation" Joshua Frank, Truthout, June 20, 2010.