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Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the American Eagle Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the majestic Bald Eagle and other birds of prey.

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Just for fun…the AEF wanted to bring a universally lovable presidential candidate to the table…Challenger, America’s Favorite Eagle!

This election year, while Presidential candidates are busy debating with each other and while people allow themselves to become divided by politcal ideals, the American Eagle Foundation asks you to remember the story of the comeback of the Bald Eagle

We almost lost America’s precious eagles due to the effects of DDT, destruction of habitat, hunting, and environmental carelessness. By the early 1960s, the count of nesting Bald Eagles plummeted to about 417 in the lower 48 States. Rather than letting our precious national symbol face extinction, however, private citizens, governmental agencies, and conservation organizations banded together to restore the Bald Eagle to our lands, waterways, and skies. While you make the tough decision of choosing the most capable leader for this country, we just want to remind you what can happen when people are unified, not divided!

Protect Eagles from
Wind Turbine Fatalities

Wind farms kill hundreds of thousands of birds a year, including Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and other protected species. This raises questions about the balance between renewable energy production and the environment that it is supposed to be helping.

Campaign for Lead-Free
Hunting & Fishing

It is illegal to shoot Bald Eagles, but America’s National Symbol is still dying as a result of hunting and fishing. The lead found in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle poisons the food chain killing many species of birds, including eagles. There’s no safe amount of lead.

Promote Avian-Friendly
Power Lines

Power line collisions and electrocutions result in millions of bird deaths annually. Simple solutions can dramatically decrease this number. Help us encourage power companies across the country to implement avian-friendly alternatives to their power lines.

Prommote avaian friendly powerlines