Bringing together decades of forest management and conservation, Green Diamond Resource Company and The Peregrine Fund are collaborating to provide safer habitats for the critically endangered California Condor and other wildlife. The partners will first work together to expand the reach of the North American Non-lead Partnership (NANP) a partnership co-founded by The Peregrine Fund.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to share our style of engagement with our fellow hunters,” said Chris Parish, Co-founder of NANP and President and CEO of The Peregrine Fund. “Collaboration with industry leaders such as Green Diamond are opening new vistas to promote meaningful conservation action.”
Over the past decade, Green Diamond has joined forces with more than 17 other entities, including the Yurok Tribe, in support of the fifth reintroduction site for Condors in the world. In 2022, they signed on as NANP partners, joining over forty organizations committed to collaborating with hunters to improve ecosystem health for scavenging wildlife.
The California Condor, a resilient species that survived mass extinctions of the last Ice Age, was reduced to just 22 individuals by the 1980s. Decades of research suggests that lead poisoning may well have been a primary cause of their decline, but there is no doubt that lead is the primary impediment to recovery today. Working with the hunting community to address this issue is making a difference; now there are more than 500 condors in the world. Our landscape is safer when hunters and other conservationists collaborate to reduce this preventable threat.
“Our lands are here for all of us, and together we can steward them for generations to come,” said Green Diamond President, Douglas Reed. “This connection, between timber and conservation, is the next step in supporting healthy wildlife, responsible recreation, and resilient forests across the country.”