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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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The Pinnacles’ First Condor Nest in 100 Years

March 19, 2010 by Aaron Freifeld

For the first time in a century, condors are nesting in Pinnacles National Monument, a park of towering cliffs in the Gavilan Mountains east of Monterey Bay. The discovery is thrilling news for park biologists, who have coordinated a condor reestablishment program here since 2003.

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Trial by Fire for Condors

October 01, 2009 by Dan Rademacher

In June 2008, when the Basin Fire burned through the Big Sur coast, California condors, and the biologists who monitor them, faced wildlfire for the first time in living memory. After a heroic rescue of juvenile birds, the scientists and the flock came out well. Now they face more insidious threats: lead shot in carcasses and deadly trash along roadways.

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Wildfire in California

October 01, 2008 by Aleta George

On the first day of summer, a thunderstorm crackled across much of California. Eight thousand lightning strikes ignited over 2,000 ...

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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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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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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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