Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Bald Eagle - Removed From Endangered List!

The Bald Eagle, a majestic bird and our country's proud symbol, has made a comeback..and has escaped from extinction. Vast habitat protections and a ban on the insecticide DDT are primarily responsible for the increase in the eagle population.

Amazing.. There were just 417 nesting pairs in 1963.

Today there are nearly 10,000 nesting pairs.

You can read more about it at National Geographic.

All in all, terrific news.
There's more about it here.


Irdial said...

As The Bald Eagle comes off the endangered list, American freedom goes on.

Sorry, couldn't resist!

mccommas said...

Did you know that our proud Eagle was never endangered? It was only so in the USA.

In Canada it has thrived the entire time.

Down here it is less common so it was more vulnerable.

Judy Aron said...

Perhaps the Canadians also weren't using as much DDT, if they were using it at all.

But thanks for that bit of information.