Condor recovery is on the brink of success. Condors are scavengers, and the biggest threat to their health and resilience is lead poisoning. They are poisoned by feeding on mammals (seals, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, etc.) that have been shot by sports enthusiasts, fishermen, ranchers and farmers using lead ammunition trying to protect their catch and herds. Working closely with the Ventana Wildlife Society, Biodiversity First! has fully funded a 3-year project establishing a condor feeding station at a remote location in southeastern Monterey County to supply the condors with lead-free food. This project includes providing lead-free ammunition to agriculturalists and sport hunters within condor range.
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