Defenders in Action: Condor Habitat
Defenders is proud to be one of the many groups that helped bring the condor back from extinction, but challenges remain. Ongoing development, including large-scale wind and solar projects, continues to pose a threat to condor habitat.
Broad scale development has always threatened condor habitat but, today, with the rush to explore green energy solutions, numerous massive wind and solar energy farms are planned throughout California and the southwest. If these renewable energy projects aren’t planned “smart from the start” they could have a devastating impact on habitat as well as individual condors and countless other birds and animals.
How We're Helping
Defenders’ staff in California and the southwest are working closely with federal and state agencies, as well as renewable energy companies, to develop long-term “smart from the start” wind and solar energy development plans that protect key landscapes, including condor habitat.
Where We Are Today
Defenders has partnered with several solar energy producers to make sure new plans for solar energy sites take into account the need to protect wildlfie even as they chart a new renewable energy coruse for our country.