Defenders has been at the forefront of efforts to protect the condor for many years. We led the charge to eliminate the threat of lead poisoning  by co-sponsoring California state legislation and regulations that require the use of non-lead ammunition to hunt big game in California condor habitat. Today, we’re working to bring similar protections to neighboring states.
We’re also striving to ensure that new development, including expansive wind and solar energy developments planned for California and the southwest, don’t needlessly destroy vital condor habitat  or endanger individual condors.
Visit our Species at Risk: California Condor  to learn more about what Defenders is doing to protect California Condors.