The condor’s tale is one of the Endangered Species Act’s greatest success stories and a testament to our nation’s commitment to protecting our natural heritage.
This magnificent bird almost disappeared from the face of the earth because of careless human activity. But it was careful human intervention that saved it. And thanks to the hard work of numerous individuals and groups, including Defenders of Wildlife, the condor is soaring once again over the mountains of the American West. Many challenges remain and careful monitoring of the condors’ progress will always be necessary but, without a doubt, the condor is one tale of near-extinction we can all take pride in.