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Bald Eagle Is Officially De-Listed

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June 29, 2007

Bald Eagle Is Officially De-Listed

By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

In what the National Audubon Society is calling “one of the greatest conservation success stories in U.S. history,” the bald eagle has officially recovered, from a population low of just 417 breeding pairs in the continental US in 1967 to some 10,000 pairs today.

From the Washington Post:

The federal government today removed the bald eagle from its list of threatened and endangered species, capping a 40-year comeback for the national icon that showed that disappearing creatures are not always lost.

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from Legal Beaver#1 wrote 6 years 41 weeks ago

By de-listing the Bald Eagle, it is now under state protection,which I believe will serve to protect this "scavenger" well.

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from Sherrill Philip Neese wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

So does this mean we can start shooting them now? I'd love to have some eagle feathers!(Just kidding) ;-)

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from Matt Mallery wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

I'm gald the numbers are up, but I fear delisting is a tactic by the Bush cronies to open up new wildlife areas to plunder.

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from km wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

thats great

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from Legal Beaver#1 wrote 6 years 41 weeks ago

By de-listing the Bald Eagle, it is now under state protection,which I believe will serve to protect this "scavenger" well.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sherrill Philip Neese wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

So does this mean we can start shooting them now? I'd love to have some eagle feathers!(Just kidding) ;-)

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from Matt Mallery wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

I'm gald the numbers are up, but I fear delisting is a tactic by the Bush cronies to open up new wildlife areas to plunder.

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from km wrote 6 years 42 weeks ago

thats great

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