The IUCN determined that 12% of our world’s bird species are endangered and in threat of being extinct. Additional 8% are in near threat status. Therefore 1 of every 5 birds could be extinct during the next 50-80 years, that is about 2,000 different bird species!
The California Condors are the largest flying birds in North America, with wings spanning to an amazing size of nine and half feet! The California Condors are classified as Critically Endangered (CR) by the IUCN Red List. Sadly, this species numbers declined drastically up to the point that in 1982 there were fewer than 25 condors left in the wild. Drastic measures were taken in order to save this species from extinction.