The Center’s programs are devoted to protecting biodiversity in different arenas through science; legal action; policy advocacy; negotiation with government and industry; and creative, strategic media and outreach.

ENDANGERED SPECIES
Protect and recover endangered species and the wild places they need to survive.

CLIMATE LAW INSTITUTE
Protect species and habitats from global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

INTERNATIONAL
Protect global biodiversity where current U.S. law has the power to do so and by watchdogging U.S. actions affecting endangered species in other parts of the world.

OCEANS
Protect and recover all marine species and ocean habitats subject to U.S. law.

PUBLIC LANDS
Protect endangered species and habitats on public lands.

POPULATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Protect species and habitats by raising awareness about runaway human population growth and unsustainable consumption.

URBAN WILDLANDS
The Center’s Urban Wildlands Program focuses on private land development, water-supply projects and highway building in the “wildland-urban interface” — the edges of sprawling urban and suburban areas adjacent to wildlands.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Protect biodiversity and human health from toxic substances while promoting a deep understanding of the inextricable connection between the health of humans and all other species.

Hawksbill sea turtle photo courtesy Flickr Commons, USFWS.