ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1967

CRITICAL HABITAT: 570,400 acres in Southern California designated in 1977

RECOVERY PLAN: 1996

RANGE: Central California, northern Arizona, southern Utah, Baja California

THREATS: Habitat loss, oil and gas drilling activities, lead poisoning, shooting, and collisions with power lines

POPULATION TREND: The California condor population rose from nine condors in the wild in 1985 to 224 free-flying condors in 2013.

Photo © David Clendenen, USFWS