Bald eagle’s status reduced from endangered to threatened

1995 CEUSA

“From 1973 to 1995,  the eagle's protected status provided a springboard for the eagle's accelerated recovery through captive breeding programs, reintroduction efforts, law enforcement and the protection of nest sites during the breeding season. In 1995, the bald eagle's status was reduced from endangered to threatened. An estimated 4,712 nesting pairs occupied the Lower 48. “

Rene Ebersole, “The Bald Eagle in America," The National Wildlife Federation, January 22, 2010.

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