Condor.org is an environmental education & media startup. We build digital experiences and digital products that educate and inspire on the importance of protecting wildlife and conserving the planet.
Condor.org has 2 environmental education projects: Project Noah and Baboon
Project Noah is a global community of nature enthusiasts identifying and sharing nature observations on our digital platform. The Project Noah community has 800,000+ wildlife spottings, 1.6 million+ geotagged wildlife photographs, 350,000+ users and 400,000+ Facebook fans. Project Noah is used by amateurs and skilled naturalists to connect with the natural world and learn about wildlife.
Baboon is a cause-based wildlife game for iOS devices. Players take on the role of a Baboon who most defend wildlife jungle from pesky poachers with a bow-and-arrow. Stellar graphics and casual point-and-shoot gameplay combine for a magical gaming experience. Baboon is 100% indie with no outside investors or publisher. Baboon has organically reached over 20,000 downloads.
Our mission is to promote harmony with nature and healthy ecosystems over the long-term. We explore new approaches to fostering this harmony through proactive engagement with citizens, consumers, businesses and government agencies. We explore new ideas and methods to reform business activities to ensure they are sustainable over many generations. Condor.org is mission-focused and employee-owned. We are commited to working towards our mission over the long-term.
Condor - Behind the Name!
Conservation efforts to save the California condor from going extinct is one of the most exhilirating environmental stories of recovery. In 1987, a single condor lived in the wild. Conservation groups worked together to capture this remaining condor and breed it with captive condors. Birds fit for the wild were slowly reintroduced. As of 2015, around 228 California condors live in the wild and the species is on the road to recovery! And so, the California condor was brought back from the brink of extinction and now has a real chance at thriving in the wild. We decided to name our organization after this remarkable story of hope and renewal! The California condor is also the largest land bird in North America. And the condor has for centuries held a symbolic relationship with mankind.
Michael Sarill, Founder
Michael is an entrepreneur at heart, driven by creative new ideas to solve problems and an optimism for the future. Michael's early career began in digital before he transitioned to his passion for environmental conservation. He graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a Liberal Arts Degree and engaged in the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at UC Berkeley in 2016. Michael's passions include wildlife ecology, tropical biology and protectiong biodiversity. He loves the outdoors, being around nature and travelling to new places.