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DIVISION 4. BIRDS AND MAMMALS [3000 - 4903]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

PART 2. BIRDS [3500 - 3863]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 4. California Condor [3850 - 3858]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. )

3850.
  

The department may carry out a California condor preservation project which has the following objectives:

(a) Habitat protection, consistent with the department’s existing legal authority.

(b) Field research, including mortality studies.

(c) Captive breeding program.

(d) Condor release program.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3851.
  

The department, jointly with the federal-state condor recovery team established pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act shall develop a plan to respond to the objectives in Section 3850. Based on the plan, the department shall develop specific activities, studies, and programs to be administered by the department in the areas of habitat protection and field research. The department may contract for all or some of these activities, studies, and programs.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3852.
  

The department shall provide funds to the Zoological Society of San Diego and to the Los Angeles Zoo for a condor breeding program on the grounds of each zoo.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3853.
  

In addition to the programs in Section 3852, a condor release program administered by the department and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service may be contracted to the Zoological Society of San Diego and the Los Angeles Zoo.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3854.
  

Not more than 10 percent of the funds provided to the zoos under this chapter may be used for administrative costs of the program.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3855.
  

Both the breeding program and the release program, if authorized by the department, shall meet criteria established by the department and shall be monitored by the department. The zoos shall submit biannual reports to the department which describe progress made in the breeding program and the release program.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3856.
  

The department shall include copies of the biannual reports from the zoos in the annual report to the Legislature on the status of listed species required in Section 2079.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3857.
  

To the extent possible, the department shall seek private sector funding and any federal funds which may be available to augment state funds for the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 88, Sec. 1. Effective April 25, 1988.)

3858.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, the term “Northern California Condor Restoration Program” means the California condor restoration program in northern California associated with the California Condor Recovery Plan published by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in April 1996, or a subsequent revision of that plan.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 3511, if the take of California condors under the Northern California Condor Restoration Program is exempt from further authorization or approval under Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 2050) of Division 3 pursuant to Section 2080.5 or 2080.6, and the director finds the enhancement of survival permit described in subdivision (a) of Section 2080.5 or federal regulations described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 2080.6, as applicable, to be consistent with the objectives and plans developed pursuant to this chapter, the take or possession of California condors under the Northern California Condor Restoration Program shall also be exempt from the prohibitions in Section 3511.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 586, Sec. 2. (AB 2640) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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