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According to the Center for Biological Diversity audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 11, Subsequent Events):

"During October 2016, the Organization purchased a building in Portland, Oregon. The purchase price was $1,045,000."
According to the the Center for Biological Diversity audit of December 31, 2015 (Note 8, Compensation Commitment):

"During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Board of Directors approved a proposal for payment of up to $1,600,000 in deferred compensation payable to the founders of the Organization and a select number of long-term employees."

"During the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, funds were paid out to select individuals upon their request in an annual amount not to exceed the Board's directive. Compensation can be paid out as a bonus or as contributions to a 457(b) annuity account. Management intends to disperse all funds within five to seven years. At December 31, 2015, the balance of the compensation commitment totaled $949,952."

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