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.
Pigeon Forge, TN – February 7, 2007 –The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) has teamed up with the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), a million member non-profit charity organization active in 1,700 communities, and Timberlin Creek Elementary School (TCE) to support the TCE’s American Eagle & Literacy Challenge, a nationwide initiative to help preserve the Bald Eagle and promote childhood literacy in the United States.
Arizona conservationists on Friday made good on a threat issued in November to sue the government over endangered-species protection for Arizona’s Bald Eagles.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS — Seven years after the U.S. government moved to take the Bald Eagle off the endangered species list, the Bush administration intends to complete the step by February, prodded by a frustrated libertarian property owner in Minnesota.
After more than 40 years of intense recovery efforts, the Bald Eagle is likely soon to be removed from the official list of endangered and threatened species. A court order has forced the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make its final decision no later than Feb. 16, 2007.
American Eagle Foundation announces new endowment fund to support eagle monitoring and protection nationally after bird loses Edanagered Species Act protection and related government funding – Americans invited to build $100 million “nest-egg” for U.S. freedom symbol.
Plan to remove bird from ‘threatened’ list worries some. Bald Eagles have been seen soaring around Middle Tennessee, including Sumner, Wilson and Williamson counties, but a plan to remove them from protection of the U.S. Endangered Species Act worries some experts.
American Eagle Foundation (AEF), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officials released a rehabilitated adult Bald Eagle on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the Corps of Engineers’ Lillydale Campground on Dale Hollow Lake near Livingston, Tennessee. The eagle has been named “Patriot” in honor of the brave and courageous men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces that are fighting terrorists and defending freedom around the world.
Pigeon Forge, TN, October 17, 2006 – The American bald eagle is set to be stripped of its Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection. The anticipated date is by June 29, 2007. With more than 7,000 pairs in the lower 48 states, eagle numbers have jumped markedly from the 417 pairs tallied in the DDT-driven 1960s – but many Americans remain unconvinced that the eagle is truly home free.
St. Paul, Minn. – (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday it is working to remove the Bald Eagle from the list of endangered species, following a court decision ordering it do so by Feb. 16 unless it can prove further delays are necessary.
Challenger is the country’s most famous Bald Eagle, flying at sports events from stock car races to the World Series. He may well be our most powerful ambassador for wildlife, too, with an all-American appeal that no one can resist.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.— A four-week-old Bald Eaglet that hatched at the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo and Aquarium has been placed under the foster care of unrelated eagle parents that reside at the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) birds of prey center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
PIGEON FORGE, TN (Tuesday, February 7, 2005) – The not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) announced today that its newly created Eagle Mountain Natural Spring Water brand will be sold in all 90 Food City supermarkets, owned and operated by K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., beginning February 7, 2005.
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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