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.