The People
There are many people and organizations dedicated to the California condor's recovery. The condors living free in the Big Sur area are supported by the staff and volunteers from the following organizations.

Ventana Wildlife Society

Founded in 1977, Ventana Wildlife Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to conserving native wildlife and their habitats.

They successfully recovered a breeding population of Bald Eagles in central California and are in the process of doing the same for California Condors.

Learn more at http://ventanaws.org/.

Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park joined the California Condor Recovery Program as a release and management site in 2003.

Learn more about their condor program at http://www.nps.gov/pinn/learn/nature/condors.htm.

Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has housed California condors since 1967 and has been part of the captive breeding program since its inception.

They are one of two locations where lead poisoned condors from the Big Sur area are sent for treatment.

Learn more about their extensive role in the recovery of the condors at http://www.lazoo.org/conservation/californiacondor/article1/.

Oakland Zoo

In the fall of 2012, Oakland Zoo joined the California Condor Recovery Program to help rehabilitate sick or injured condors.

They are one of two locations where lead poisoned condors from the Big Sur area are sent for treatment.

Learn more at http://www.oaklandzoo.org/California_Condor_Program.php.

Other Organizations Heavily Involved In the Condor Recovery Program