It wasn’t long ago in our history that the number of bald eagles in the USA were rapidly in decline. This was primarily due to habitat loss ( this is such a HUGE threat to so many species! We need to share this beautiful planet of ours with all creatures. It belongs to all of us equally!), the use of the pesticide DDT and poaching. In 1967 the bald eagle was categorized as an endangered species and gained protection. That and the U.S. ban of DDT in 1972 has resulted in an amazing recovery of these magnificent birds.
Please read more from a recent article that crossed my path today by clicking HERE
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