What is a “Nonessential Experimental” California Condor?
JUNE 11, 2019
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed reintroducing California Condors in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, the California Condor is listed as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and it has been famously subject to some of the most ambitious conservation efforts (including litigation ) ever undertaken for a bird. But this potential population of California Condors will be a “nonessential experimental” group. The U.S.