Mexican Spotted Owl

Mexican Spotted Owl
Image: Greg Smith via Flickr CC

How could a couple of guys surveying the woods for owls turn themselves into an internationally known organization?  They started out by fighting for the survival of just one owl in one lone tree.

From there, things took off.  The Center for Biological Diversity fights for the rights of every plant and animal.  They worry that the planet’s natural diversity could perish if nobody is looking out for it.  Big businesses and the human tendency to always use more and more of our natural resources are in constant conflict with what is best for the earth.  Paradoxically, we need the earth even more than the resources we exhume from it.

“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.”

To learn more about how the Center for Biological Diversity is fighting to save global diversity, check out their full profile.