Ventana Wilderness Society supports public awareness efforts to openly discuss the problems of lead poisoning in wildlife, especially within the range of the California condor
After this article was written and the Bulletin approached press time, word arrived that the problem of lead poisoning continues to plague the California condor
The California Condor
Recovery Program still has a long way to go, but thanks to the many partners in the effort, the future of this magnificent bird looks brighter all the time.
The agency's plan requires a vast network of roads, pipelines and transmission wires that will cut through the heart of some of the most sensitive areas of the forest, including key habitat for the critically endangered California condor
,'' said Defenders of Wildlife spokeswoman Kim Delfino.
Since the first tentative flight of a reintroduced young bird in 1992, the FWS has worked tirelessly to restore the California condor
to its rightful place in the ecosystem.
Two captive-bred California condors
and their two Andean-condor companions took their initial steps onto a mountain ledge last week in the first attempt to reintroduce this nearly extinct species into its former habitat.
Both of the chick's parents had been inoculated with a West Nile vaccine in June 2003 and again in June 2004, and all California condors
have been inoculated at least once, with the exception of chicks hatched in the wild.
At present there are four breeding-age pairs of California condors
, but only Molloko's parents have been in the mood to court.
Two California condor
chicks, hatched and raised at the Los Angeles Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park, were flown in cages to the Sespe Sanctuary in October.
It isn't quite the California condor
or the passenger pigeon, but housing affordability in the state is definitely an endangered species.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- The California condor
, southern sea otter, the Lee pincushion cactus, and the Devil's Hole pupfish are among the 41 percent of the nation's endangered and threatened species whose populations are stable or increasing, according to a report to Congress recently release by the Interior Department's U.
Over the past 10,000 years, the California condor
has vanished from the skies of its once large habitat in the western United States and Florida.