Protecting Endangered Condors From Avian Flu

We wanted to tell you about an issue you may not have heard about: U.S. officials are racing to protect condors from the H5N1 avian flu. 

SEEC Members are environmental warriors, fighting for conservation and environmental protection in Congress. We’ll tell you more about condors in just a second, but first, can you chip in to help support SEEC Members in Congress?


Condors are a critically endangered species in the United States — in 1982, there were only 22 left in the wild. Because of the critical protections granted by the Endangered Species Act, there are now 500 condors in the United States today, but new risks abound. 

The threat of avian flu presents a real problem to condors, oftentimes wiping out entire flocks of birds at once. A vaccination trial for these endangered birds has been approved, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to implement the trial. The hope is that through vaccinating condors, we can reduce the threat of H5N1 and help the species thrive.

The main plan of the vaccine trial is to inoculate condors in captivity before they are re-released into the wild, helping provide immunity for flocks and grow the population of condors in the United States.

If you support policies like vaccine trial programs to save endangered species like condors, will you chip in to help our SEEC Members fighting for conservation causes like these in Congress? If you chip in – even $5 – your donation will go straight to work helping to advocate for conservation and environmental protections.