Dr. Estelle Sandhaus Recognized for Work with California Condor Conservation

Dr. Estelle Sandhaus​, Santa Barbara Zoo (courtesy)

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Estelle Sandhaus!

Estelle was recently honored and awarded a grant by Disney Conservation for her team’s important contributions to California condor conservation.

From her start as a biology student at the University of California, San Diego, Estelle’s passion for animal behavior and conservation drove her graduate research and led her to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Drawn to the plight of reintroduced California condors, she partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop the California Condor Nest Guarding Program.

Thanks to Estelle and her team’s thousands of hours of field observations, interventions, and education and outreach in the urban communities that share the condor’s landscape, condor nest success has dramatically increased.

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