The Andean condor is not yet considered endangered, but PCCA works to reintroduce the bird into areas where it has been extirpated, or made locally extinct – they do not want the Andean condor to reach the critical status the California condor population did.
The California condor was reduced to less than 100 animals in the wild at one point, and is just now beginning to recover through an intensive captive breeding and reintroduction program. Convincing people to stop using carbofuran will be an important step for Proyecto Conservacion Condor Andino to achieve their goals.
National Geographic Newswatch. Lions Saved from Poisoning in Tanzania’s Maasai Steppe. (2012). Accessed October 7, 2012.
The Guardian UK. Record Numbers of Golden Eagles Poisoned in Scotland in 2010. (2011). Accessed October 7, 2012.
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