Photos of Bald Eagle Challenger, featured in the China Daily website.
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne yesterday announced the removal of the bald eagle from the list of “threatened” species, a move that President Bush called “a wonderful way to celebrate this Fourth of July” holiday.
This is a momentous week for America’s bald eagles, and the legislation that has protected them. The country’s national symbol is officially off the endangered species list.
Thirty-five years ago, a visitor to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum would have been hard-pressed to see a Bald Eagle.
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.
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.
In 1963, the lower 48 states were home to barely 400 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles. Today, after decades of conservation effort, they are home to some 10,000 nesting pairs, a 25-fold increase in the last 40 years.
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.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The American Bald Eagle, the symbol of the United States, which once teetered on the brink of extinction, has rebounded sufficiently to be removed from a list of endangered US animals, officials in Washington announced Thursday.
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.
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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