The bald eagle is back!

baldeagle.jpgThe bald eagle has rebounded from the brink of extinction. The U.S. government has removed it from the list of federally protected species.

In 1963 there were only 417 nesting pairs in the United States. Today, there are 9,789 breeding pairs in the lower 48 states.

Because the U.S. national symbol was hunted and humans migrated west its habitat declined.

Due to the decline the U.S. Congress passed the Bald Eagle Protection Act in 1940, which made it illegal to shoot at, kill, or poison the birds.

Conservationists view the eagle’s recovery as a success story that proves the U.S. Endangered Species Act really does work.

10 Responses to “The bald eagle is back!”

  1. M1,000,000!!!!!!#1!!!
    June 28, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    I’m glad!!!

  2. abdosh
    June 28, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    i wish i was indangerd so evry one will love me!

  3. alexboo
    June 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    Well they’re doing a good turn daily

  4. Abca
    July 1, 2007 at 4:06 pm #

    WOW!!!! THAT’S SO INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! (NOT!)

  5. Sneezy
    July 2, 2007 at 8:19 am #

    abca, your right ididnt understand

  6. Sneezy
    July 3, 2007 at 9:14 am #

    what the big deal

  7. jr
    July 5, 2007 at 4:10 pm #

    If you don’t understand “what the big deal” is, you should not post. This info is huge!

  8. person
    July 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    yay!

  9. pdqweird
    August 16, 2007 at 12:59 pm #

    The bald eagle would not go extinct soon, Busch gardens has exibits with these eagles, they also take good care of them

  10. REX2
    October 13, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    THAT IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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