Given the lack of far-reaching action at the federal level, California legislatures have adopted a mandatory lead ban approach, primarily driven by the program to reintroduce California condors
to the wild in the state.
1) The paper is titled "Feasibility of California Condor
recovery in northern California, USA: Contaminants in surrogate Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens.
To say the endangered California condor
and the Condor Trail parallel each other is an understatement, to say the least.
14,15) Values above 100 [micro]g/dL are associated with acute toxicosis in California condors
Yet, 30 years later, some still debate those decisions and the future direction of the California condor
Now California condors
number more than 400 counting both wild and captive birds.
Effectiveness of action to reduce exposure of free-ranging California condors
in Arizona and Utah to lead from spent ammunition.
But things just got a little better for the' California condor
, thanks to legislation passed in November.
Today, the California condor
is barely holding its own in the face of extinction, aided by a highly controversial program undertaken by the same upstart species that has been responsible for its near demise.
The California condor
once ranged throughout the Pacific Northwest, displaying a magnificent wingspan of over nine feet and diving at incredible speeds of 80-100 mph.
Number 59 was one of three captive-hatched California condors
released to the wild a few days earlier in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir.
Steered through a not-particularly-outdoorsy Congress by home-state Democrats Representative Sam Farr and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, the legislation protects steep canyons, oak woodlands, and tumbling creeks, along with mountain lions, endangered California condors
, and steelhead trout.