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Four-month-old California condor chick in wild, cliffside nest in southern California. Credit: USFWS

Live-streaming Cameras Connect People to Rare California Condors Nesting in the Wild

People around the world have the unprecedented opportunity to observe nesting California condors and their young chicks in real time via two live-streaming webcams. Conservation partners are launching the cameras near the Service's Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and at the Ventana Wildlife Society's Condor Sanctuary in Big Sur...
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Featured Species

Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild...

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Sonoran tiger salamander. Credit: USFWS

Sonoran Tiger Salamander

Sonoran tiger salamanders are found only in the grasslands and woodlands of the San Rafael Valley in southeastern Arizona and in the most northern parts of Sonora, Mexico. Since severe erosion over the years has caused the San Rafael Valley to dry and natural pools of standing water – which the animals need for breeding, growth, and development – to disappear, the ponds created by ranchers for watering livestock provide some of the best and last remaining habitat...
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Last updated: August 26, 2015