SoCal Urban Refuge Project
Programs like Condor Kids are reaching into the urban cores of Ventura, LA, and San Diego to connect people with nature in their backyards.
SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project
Condor Kids Third Grade Curriculum
Promote conservation and awareness in the classroom with the new condor kids 3rd grade curriculum.
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Explore the Condor Cave
Witness the daily life of a condor chick from a webcam inside the nest! Visit our new Facebook page to see all the clips.
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California Condors on Hopper Mountain NWR
Hopper Mountain NWR provides roosting, breeding, and foraging habitat for the federally endangered California Condor. Learn more about the refuge and the California Condor Recovery Program here, including its history.About the Refuge
About the Complex
The Hopper Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for the California Condor Recovery Program.
Hopper Mountain is managed as part of the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
- October 25, 2016
This new mobile gaming app allows players to experience what it’s like to save an endangered species based on real-life conservation practices used by the California Condor Recovery Program.
Released for Android and IOS devices, the game simulates the actual activities of zookeepers and field biologists who are on the frontlines to help save condors from extinction. Gamers will have eggs to hatch, chicks to release into the wild, and a flock of condors to monitor for real health threats including lead poisoning.
Proceeds from optional in-game purchases will help continue ongoing conservation and education programs about the California condor in real life!
Learn more about Condor Country
Visit our population updates page to find out the latest about the condor population numbers, and to see past archives dated back to 2011.Condor Population Updates
Hopper Mountain NWR Complex
Hopper Mountain is managed as part of the Hopper Mountain NWR Complex, which also oversees Bitter Creek, Blue Ridge, and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWRs, totaling 20,015 acres of conserved land.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017