an endangered species saved
An almost mythical sight when spotted aloft its 10-foot wingspan, the odyssey of the California condor epitomizes man's impact on wilderness. It's an epic of allowing something majestic almost slip away, then loudly answering the mandate to recover it.
Today the condor again casts a wild shadow over the west, buoyed by the updrafts of those who answered the call of preservation.
Many challenges remain for the condor. The Condor's Shadow chronicles how a driven few are working against the odds to help the iconic species fly free once again.
Hundreds of individuals have contributed to the recovery of the California condor. Just a few who have a role in the Southern California recovery effort are featured in The Condor's Shadow. They and a feisty condor named "Pitahsi" provide a window into what endangered species recovery looks like for the rarest of North American birds.
Official selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013.
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When: Wednesday, May 15th, 1-3 PM
Where: 602 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara
California Living Museum
When: Saturday, May 18th 11AM & 1PM
Where: 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Info: Lana Fain, Zoo Manager
Worldfest Animal Film Pavilion
the Humane Society
When: Sunday, May 19th 3PM
Where: 6350 Woodley Ave.
Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, CA
Info: Woldfest Website
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
When: May 23rd 6:00 PM
Where: Santa Ynez, CA
Information: Nakia Zavalla, Culture Dept. Director - 805-688-7997
Audubon Center at Debs Park
When: June 13th 7:00 PM
Where: 4700 North Griffin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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California Condor Timeline...
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What would be the most rewarding end to this would be to see condors
using that historic range... And that we were able to ameliorate all of the
human cause mortality factors. I think that's probably a pretty simple
thing to do. If we could just get individuals to maybe take a little
extra effort and try to work on mitigating or eliminating those human
cause mortality factors, I think the condors will recover.
Condor Recovery Program