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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.


• Dec. 6: Film Screening Trophy (ID)
• Dec. 9: Protect Paradise — Stop Big Oil (FL)

• Dec. 13: Ales and Wild Tails — Saving the Sand-swimming Lizards (FL)

• Jan. 31: Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All (FL)
• 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)


Film Screening: Trophy
December 6, 2017
Idaho Falls, Idaho

In June of this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the list of threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We’ve filed a lawsuit to overturn the delisting rule, but in the meantime, the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are all considering permitting trophy hunters to kill these beautiful animals. 

When: Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m.
What:  Guest Speaker Andrea Santarsiere with the Center for Biological Diversity will speak about grizzly bear management in Idaho and will show the short movie Trophy to incite a conversation about what trophy hunting in Idaho may look like in the future.
Where:  Development Workshop, 555 West 25th Street, Idaho Falls
Who:  This event is sponsored by the Idaho Alpine Club and is open to the public.
Cost: Free

RSVP to Andrea Santarsiere at

Learn about the Center's campaign to save grizzly bears.


Protect Paradise — Stop Big Oil
December 9, 2017
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Florida

Please join us for a rally to ban fracking and offshore drilling.

For the second year in a row, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is working together to make Florida the fourth state to ban fracking. Meanwhile, legislation supporting extending the moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has been introduced.

We need to show Florida legislators that they must stand and protect the health and livelihoods of Floridians by ensuring that fracking is banned and drilling isn’t allowed off our shores.

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa, Florida
Cost: Free

Get more information on Facebook.


Ales and Wild Tails: Saving the Sand-swimming Lizards
December 13, 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida

Please join us on December 13 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 beer!

We'll be in the plaza, and this month's event will feature a presentation by Neal Halstead, Ph.D., Senior Ecologist at Wildlands Conservation. Dr. Halstead will give a presentation about the sand skink, a small, sand-swimming lizard found in Central Florida. He will also speak about the conservation of this rare, federally protected species.

Dr. Halstead is a community ecologist with 13 years of conservation experience in Florida. His academic areas of expertise are in experimental design and statistical analysis, with a focus on the interaction between agriculture and species conservation. He has coordinated large research projects on herpetofaunal communities in central Florida and participated in numerous wildlife surveys for threatened species in the state.

This event is free, and the beer is affordable and delicious (check out the Ale and the Witch's website:

When: December 13, 2017, 6-7 p.m.
Where: The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
What: Ales and Wild Tails conservation get-together series, this month featuring Dr. Neal Halstead with Wildlands Conservation
Cost: This event is free, and the beer is affordable and delicious (check out the Ale and the Witch's website).

Mark your calendar — "Ales and Wild Tails" happens the second Wednesday of every month. You can also follow the events on the Center's Facebook page. If you have questions, email the Center's Hannah Connor.


Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All
January 31, 2018
Tallahassee, Florida

The Center for Biological Diversity is excited to be cohosting an "advocacy day" at the Florida State Capitol called Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All. At this event on Wednesday, January 31, concerned residents from across Florida will have the opportunity to speak to their legislators and let their voices be heard. We're advocating to protect the state's clean water, to support renewable energy and to ban fracking.  

A training will be held the evening before this event.

For more information please visit this website.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (training available Tuesday, Jan. 3 6:30–8 p.m. at 200 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301)
Where: Waller Park (at the dolphin statue), 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
Cost: Free

You must RSVP to attend this event. Let us know you're coming.


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