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Ignite Change


Join the Ignite Change Movement

It’s time to take our resistance to the next level.

That’s why the Center for Biological Diversity is launching Ignite Change, a nationwide movement that’s standing up to Trump to save life on Earth.

We’re building a massive, volunteer-driven network to call out members of Congress, organize and attend rallies, activate locally and be a powerful, sustained voice for wildlife, wild places and a livable planet.

This is a grassroots network that depends on people like you. Join today.

We won’t let Trump and his far-right Congress take over our public lands, wipe our wildlife, pollute our air and water, and ruin our climate.

But we need your help to make this work and build a powerful network of resistance that’s speaking up for the wild every day.

Resist. Ignite.

Join us now to be part of this movement.


Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.

Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.


The Pollination Project Giving Seed Grants to Fund Social Change Projects
Worldwide, online

The Pollination Project, an ally of the Center for Biological Diversity, provides $1,000 startup grants to individual change-makers and projects that promote compassion around the world.

Since the organization started on January 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has provided funding to nearly 1,000 seed grants in 55 countries. Its grantees have gone on to win prestigious awards, be featured in international news outlets and gain additional financial support. Many of these grantees say that it was The Pollination Project's belief in them that helped their projects grow.

Learn more about grants at The Pollination Project website and apply for a grant here.


Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking

Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.


Gasland II: The Film

Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.

"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.


• April 30: Rally in the Valley — “Wolf Recovery Challenges and Opportunities in Washington" (WA)
• Ongoing: Join the Ignite Change Movement (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)

• Ongoing: The Pollination Project Giving Seed Grants to Fund Social Change Projects (worldwide, online)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)




Ales and Wild Tails — Birds of Prey and Their Amazing Adaptations
April 11, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida

Please join us on April 11 as the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges team up with The Ale and the Witch to bring you environmental education, conversation and great beer.

What: "Ales and Wild Tails," this month featuring Jason Cowen and raptors from the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
When: Wednesday, April 11, 6-7 p.m.
Where: The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL

This month Jason Cowen with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve returns to share more about birds of prey. Whether eagle, hawk, falcon, owl or vulture, every bird of prey has unique abilities and plays a specific role in sustaining a healthy environment. Jason will talk about the birds’ amazing adaptations as well as challenges they face in urban areas. He’ll be accompanied by avian ambassadors from the preserve.

Jason Cowen has volunteered for seven years with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve’s Birds of Prey program, which takes raptors with permanent injuries and trains them to serve as educational ambassadors. He’s also president of the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and a director of the St. Petersburg Audubon Society.

This event will take place in the plaza of The Ale and the Witch. Attendance is free and the beer is affordable and delicious, so bring your friends.

RSVP here and/or on the Center's Facebook events page and mark your calendar: "Ales and Wild Tails" takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. If you have questions, email the Center's Elise Bennett.


Rally in the Valley — “Wolf Recovery Challenges and Opportunities in Washington”
April 30, 2018
Spokane Valley, Washington

Please join the Center for Biological Diversity’s wolf expert Amaroq Weiss and some of our allies from the Eastern Washington Wolf Coalition, including Western Wildlife Conservation, The Lands Council and Western Wildlife Outreach — as well as wolf-livestock conflict expert Carter Niemeyer — for an informal evening presentation on Washington’s wolf recovery challenges and opportunities,  and steps you can take to be involved in efforts to protect and recover Washington’s wolves.

During this evening presentation, you'll learn about:

  • Wolf biology and ecology.
  • Terrain and biological factors to consider in wolf-livestock conflict deterrence.
  • A proposal pending in the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission that would result in wolves losing state protections.
  • Plans afoot by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop a post-delisting state wolf plan.
  • The basis for two lawsuits challenging the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for multiple state law violations in developing its wolf-livestock protocol and wolf kill orders.
  • Ways you can be involved to make your voice heard on wolf protections and recovery.

The following two days, May 1-2, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's wolf advisory group (or WAG) will be meeting in Spokane.  This April 30th event will also provide information about that meeting, and your ability to attend the WAG meeting as an observer and to make public comments at the end of each day.

RSVP to the Center's Amaroq Weiss.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rock Bar and Lounge, 13921 E. Trent Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Cost: FREE

Learn more about the Center’s West Coast wolf work.


Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; photo of hikers in Arizona by Sunfellow/Pixabay