The bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species yesterday during a ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial, as officials and environmentalists celebrated the national symbol’s historic recovery.
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WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 – After almost disappearing from the American scene, the Bald Eagle’s comeback is complete, thanks in part to the Defense Department.
WASHINGTON, D.C – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced the removal of the Bald Eagle from the list of threatened and endangered species at a ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Here in Florida, bald eagles have thrived for a decade, multiplying to a statewide population of 1,150 breeding pairs and giving this state, with Minnesota, bragging rights as the top eagle haven in the country.
June 28 (Bloomberg) — A Bald Eagle swept above a crowd at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington as the Interior Department declared that the national bird is no longer threatened with extinction after four decades as an endangered species.
The announcement by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne caps a four-decade struggle to help the national symbol recover.
The bald eagle was declared the nation’s symbol back in 1782. After nearly vanishing from the nation it represents, the American bald eagle has soared off the endangered species list.
The bald eagle Challenger has been asked to play a starring role at the expected announcement Thursday of the removal of his sort from the Endangered Species List.
Pigeon Forge, TN – June 26, 2007 — With the bald eagle scheduled to lose its Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection and related federal funding before June 29th, the American Eagle Foundation wants to inform concerned citizens and conservationists that their national symbol still needs help.
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND – Without a safety harness, wildlife biologist Peter B. Sharpe scales a steep crag to clamp ID bands on three Bald Eaglets as their screeching parents go into dive-bomb mode. He tries not to think about a similar encounter a few weeks earlier, when an eagle protecting its nest struck him with its talons, bloodying his face.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) received the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Conservation Award on May 1, 2007 at a special ceremony in Atlanta.
PIGEON FORGE, TN, May 1, 2007 – The not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation announced today that the U.S. Senate unanimously approved (at 8:03 p.m.) a special resolution naming June 20, 2007 “American Eagle Day.”
Pigeon Forge, TN – February 2007 –Look into the piercing yellow eyes of a Bald Eagle named Challenger and you sense the travails of America’s national symbol. “He is probably the most famous eagle in United States history,” said Al Cecere, founder of the nonprofit American Eagle Foundation. “You could be walking down Times Square and people will come up and ask, ‘Is that Challenger?'”
Pigeon Forge, TN – February 12, 2007 –Patriotic Americans who want a unique alternative to giving roses and chocolate this Valentine’s Day can express their love by making a donation in that special someone’s name to the not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) to preserve a national treasure, the Bald Eagle, for generations to come.
Americans view the Bald Eagle as our national symbol of history, freedom, and liberty. So in an age when national pride is valued so highly, it’s surprising that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering ending the Bald Eagles’ protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The AEF's tax identification number is 58-1652023.
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