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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Ventana Wildlife Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A leader in efforts to restore bird populations, especially raptors and condors, the Ventana Wildlife Society has been central to efforts to release California condors back into the wild.

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Rebuilding for California Condors

July 23, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The Ventana Wildlife Society, which leads California condor restoration efforts, is looking for public support after Big Sur's massive wildfire wiped out its rearing and release facility.

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Mount Diablo: A Place for Raptors

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo’s woodlands and canyons provide habitat for a fantastic variety of raptors, from kestrels to golden eagles (of which ...

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California Condors

January 01, 2007 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Big Sur coast has always provided nature lovers with an abundanceof breathtaking scenery. But one of the most majestic ...

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Lead Poisoning in California Condors

January 01, 2007 by Aleta George

When California condor number 307 saw biologists capturing other condors at Pinnacles National Monument last summer, she apparently spooked and ...

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California Condor Recovery and Releases at Pinnacles

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

Twenty years ago, we nearly lost the California condor. When only 22 were left in the world, an intensive and ...

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Where the Elk and the Antelope Played

January 01, 2004 by David Rains Wallace

A million years ago, in a climate much like ours today, the land around an ancestral bay teemed with large animals: mammoths and saber-tooth cats; bears, horses, and peccaries. By 300 years ago, the mammoths were gone, but grizzlies, elk, condor, and pronghorn were abundant.European settlers wiped out many of those animals, but programs to reintroduce some of them are now under way. Which raises the question: What should a healthy, native megafauna look like now?

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Megafauna Resources

January 01, 2004 by Matthew Bettelheim

To learn more about ancient megafauna and efforts to protect and restore the Bay Area’s megafauna: Megafauna Video Check out ...

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California Condor Update

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

The fate of the California condor appears somewhat brighter today thanks to successful restoration, rehabilitation, and reintroduction efforts undertaken over ...

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