Santa Barbara Zoo - Condors Condor Country

Recovery Program Partners & Collaborators

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s California Condor Recovery Program is a multi-entity effort to recover the endangered California condor, which is currently focusing its efforts on the captive-breeding and reintroduction of condors to the wild in the hopes of establishing a self-sustaining population.

The goal of the California Condor Recovery Plan is to establish three geographically separate populations, one in California and the other in Arizona, each with 150 birds and at least 15 breeding pairs. This may happen as soon as 2020. As the Recovery Program works toward this goal, the number of release sites has grown. There are three active release sites in California, one in Arizona and one in Baja, Mexico.

California Condor Recovery Program Partners  

Arizona Game and Fish
Bureau of Land Management
California Department of Fish and Game
Chapultepec Zoo (in Spanish)
Los Angeles Zoo
Oregon Zoo
The Peregrine Fund
Santa Barbara Zoo
San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research
San Diego Zoo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ventana Wildlife Society

Santa Barbara Zoo Conservation Collaborators

 Friends of the Channel Island Fox
National Park Service; Channel Island Fox
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Red-legged Frog

Other Condor Webpages

California Condor Conservation, hosted by the Zoological Society of San Diego
Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Kern County
Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Ventura County
Pinnacles National Monument