About Us
Three California condors at Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Chris Trent.

The Recovery Program is a multi-entity effort, led by the Service. The Recovery Program is working to establish robust self-sustaining populations of condors within the historical distribution. The program includes several key components including addressing threats to the species in the wild; captive breeding; and release and monitoring at our field sites. In addition, we are working to increase the public's knowledge about the species and how you can support recovery of the condor.  

The California Condor Recovery Program is an example of how a species can be brought back from the brink of extinction through the power of partnerships including federal and state government, Tribes, non-governmental organizations, and a partnership with Mexico.

Recovery partners include the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chapultepec Zoo, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Los Angeles Zoo, Liberty Wildlife, National Park Service, Navajo Nation, Oakland Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Santa Barbara Zoo, Sequoia Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, the federal government of Mexico, The Peregrine Fund, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Montana, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Ventana Wildlife Society, Yurok Tribe, Zacango Zoo, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations.