Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is a nonprofit organization that is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It was established in 1989 by Kieran Suckling, Peter Galvin, and Todd Schulke and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. The organization’s main focus is on protecting wildlife and preserving biodiversity.
Funded by / Ownership
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) revenue includes membership fees, online store sales, and individual and foundation donations. Charity Navigator rates the organization as an excellent charity with a 4-star and 98% score. Kieran Suckling is the co-founder and executive director of the organization.
Analysis / Bias
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is known for its left-leaning bias and support of progressive environmental policies and initiatives. While the organization does express criticism of former President Trump’s policies and practices in their report “A Wall in the Wild: The Environmental Impacts of Border Walls,” which analyzes the environmental impact of border walls and cites sources to support their claims, they also criticize President Biden’s environmental policies, as seen in their newsletter Biden’s Climate Bomb.”
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) is not hesitant to take legal action against politicians and industries that they believe are harming the environment. Regarding sourcing, they rely on credible government and scientific organizations. In general, CBD adheres to the consensus of science, though they take a skeptical view of GMOs: Trump Administration Proposes Allowing GE Crops on Thousands of Acres of National Wildlife Refuges. However, in this report, they reference credible studies such as Cornell’s Alliance for Science.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years (They are frequently used as a reference by fact-checkers).
Overall, we rate the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Left Biased based on advocacy positions that strongly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 05/08/2023)
Last Updated on June 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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