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California Condors on Hopper Mountain NWR

About Condors on Hopper Mountain NWR

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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

Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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  • Coming soon: Condor Country!


    Condor Country, a new mobile game, 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 on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the game simulates the actual activities of zookeepers and field biologists who are on the frontlines to help save this federally endangered species 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. Developed through a collaboration of the Santa Barbara Zoo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Cerberus Interactive, Condor Country is free to download for both Android and IOS; visit for more information. Proceeds from optional in-game purchases will help continue the Zoo’s many ongoing conservation and education programs. “We are revolutionizing the way that people can connect to endangered species and to the people working to save them,” said Paul Souza, Regional Director of the Service’s Pacific Southwest Region. “Through this interactive technology, people across the globe can become immersed in day-to-day conservation work in remote locations. We hope to spark curiosity about condors, and inspire players to try to see them in the wild.”

    Learn more about Condor Country!
  • The latest on Condor Population Numbers

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    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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016
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