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.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2004 — Just in time for the New Year, the “American Bald Eagle Recovery & National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act” (H.R. 4116) has been signed into law by President George W. Bush to celebrate and further aid the recovery of the American Bald Eagle. During the final hours of the 108th Congress, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation by unanimous consent right after the Intelligence bill was voted on.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Christmas fast approaches, the American Eagle Foundation (AEF), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), Senator Bill Frist (R-TN), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Congressman Bill Jenkins are giving the gift of freedom to two rehabilitated bald eagles named “America” and “Patriot.” The birds were released on Saturday morning, December 11th, on the Cumberland River near Nashville.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, December 9, 2004 – While Congress was busy debating and passing a suitable Intelligence bill to help defend our nation’s security and freedoms, the very symbol of those rights (and the U.S.A. itself) was also getting a big boost to secure its own future health and welfare. The “American Bald Eagle Recovery & National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act” (H.R. 4116 & S.2889) was unanimously passed by the House and Senate by the end of the 108th Congress on Wednesday evening.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May. 12, 2004 -/E-Wire/– On June 20, 1782, the U.S.A.’s Founding Fathers selected the Bald Eagle as the central image of the United States national emblem at the Second Continental Congress. Since then, this majestic bird has come to represent the spirit of Freedom and Democracy that makes our nation great.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.- The old saying that a mother’s work is never done is proving to be true this Mother’s Day, but not just for moms of the human kind. ‘Liberty,’ an American Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is keeping very busy these days tending to her newly hatched baby. The majestic bird, her mate ‘Justice’ and their 12 day-old eaglet can be viewed online at the AEF’s website www.eagles.org via the Eagle Nest Cam link.
Feb. 8, 2004: To kick off the NFL’s 54th Pro Bowl All-Star game on a soul-stirring, patriotic note, a non-releasable Bald Eagle named Challenger flew into Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. The veteran performer is billed as the first national bird in United States history trained to provide that glorious soaring act for our country.
CHALLENGER the bald eagle is released from the edge of the Wright Brothers National Monument in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on the eve of the centenary of man’s first powered flight.
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