Ventana Wildlife Society was first organized in 1977 to prevent extinction of wild animals. In California alone, there are 130 species of animals in the wild threatened or endangered with extinction. Ventana Wildlife Society released 66 Bald Eagles to central California in the 1980's and 90's and began reintroducing California Condors in 1997. Rather than dwelling on past mistakes that brought many of our wild animals to the brink, we focus on the present. We recover individual species and track the populations of many others so that conservation can be timely as well as effective. Focusing also on youth education, we better ensure that future generations have the willingness and capacity to help wildlife. Our vision is to have a society who cares for and supports wildlife across the planet, particularly in California.