Bald Eagle

by SammyD9
Last updated 6 years ago

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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle"Haliaeetus leucocephalus"

Bald eagles live near lakes, rivers, and streams so they can get fish for food.

The Bald Eagle was at one time, endangered. They are only threatened now. They were endangered because of pesticides such as DDT, that is now endangered in the United States. These chemicals made the eggs very fragile causing them to break when the eagles attempted to sit the nest.

The bald eagle will continue to be protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act even though it has been delisted under the Endangered Species Act. This law, originally passed in 1940, provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, of any bald or golden eagle, alive or dead, including any part, nest, or egg, unless allowed by permit.

DDT and other dangerous chemicalsare also banned.

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/protect/laws.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle


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