Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society’s 1981 conference

In 1981, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society held a conference concerning the California condor. A transcript was published the next year. However, this document is not currently in a library (at least a library that is part of the WorldCat network).

As I have an original copy of the conference proceedings, here are some details about the conference and excerpts from the presentations and discussions.

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Michael Warren’s art on conservation stamps

In 1988 and 1995, the National Audubon Society’s conservation stamps included paintings of California condors by the artist Michael Warren. The detailed habitat elements are a notable feature of these paintings.

For this post, I show 3 cachets, or first-day covers, that each include a conservation stamp and a larger version of the image by Warren that appears on the stamp.

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Shirts

The shirt maker Lacoste, known for its alligator logo, is offering limited numbers of shirts with the logos of endangered species, including the California condor. Part of the profits will be donated to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

In this post I note Lacoste’s project and show photos of some “condor” shirts from my closet.

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