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2014-03-25 23:02:35

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00am Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists. Big Sur, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 10:00am Pacific Standard time, four California condors will be released into the wild for the first time by Ventana Wildlife Society biologists. People around the world will have the ability to watch these endangered birds in real-time transition from...

2013-11-20 23:29:23

Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Nancy Filippi, Managing Director at Oakland Zoo was honored on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, California. Ms....

2013-10-21 23:01:53

For more than a year, teams at Ventana Wildlife Society, Oakland Zoo, CamZone, and FedEx have strategized how to secure funding for the camera and install it into a remote area of Big Sur, California, only accessible via a treacherous service road. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 On October 21, 2013, Oakland Zoo and Ventana Wildlife Society will turn on the first ever live streaming webcam to monitor California condors in the wild. For more than a year, teams at Ventana Wildlife...

2008-08-13 09:00:33

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Chalone Vineyard, a recognized pioneer and the oldest bonded winery in Monterey County, is aiding wildlife preservation efforts through the release of a limited edition 2006 Chalone Vineyard Estate Syrah Blend. The wine, which was created with a commemorative Condor label, is a joint partnership with the Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) benefiting the California Condor. The Pinnacles is one of the VWS release sites for the California Condor. Chalone...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Daniel Lopez, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 18--The Ventana Wildlife Society has established an emergency fund to help rebuild its condor sanctuary damaged by the Basin Complex Fire. Kelly Sorenson, the society's executive director, said the plan is for cleanup efforts to begin Tuesday at its facility in the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest. "We are gearing up for it," he said. Among the needed repair work is rebuilding breeding pens destroyed...

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2008-07-10 15:05:00

The fate of three condor chicks born in April in the wild are currently unknown. The chicks play a critical role in California's reintroduction of the threatened species, which have a low breeding rate and lay eggs only once every two years. One nest was in the fire's path, and flames had spoiled an aviary where captive chicks are held and trained before being released into the wild. "We have three mating condor pairs this year and three active nests that we are really concerned about. We...

2008-07-02 12:00:43

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 2--One rare California condor chick may be dead and two others are in areas too dangerous to be saved, as the Big Sur-based Basin fire creeps into their once-serene canyons. "It is horrible, but there is nothing we can do," said Kelly Sorenson of Ventana Wildlife Society, which monitors each bird along the vast central coast. Thick smoke thwarted an attempted rescue Tuesday morning. "We're just waiting, watching and hoping for...