Bald Eagles – Back from the brink, but in trouble again – February 2, 2021

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Friends of Buenos Aires NWR are partnering with Tucson Audubon to present this!

The bald eagle is one of our nation’s most dramatic conservation success stories.  After choosing the bald eagle as the symbol of the United States in 1782, we systematically shot, poisoned and persecuted these spectacular predators, driving them to the very brink of extinction.  In the early 1970’s as the flagship species of the new movement to protect endangered wildlife, the bald eagle began a slow and difficult recovery.  Today there are believed to be as many or more eagles in many parts of the country as there were in precolonial times.  However there is a new environmental threat that is once again taking a toll on bald eagles—lead.   Fragments of spent hunting ammunition in being consumed by scavenging eagles, killing thousands each year….and it’s totally preventable.

Presented by: Ed Clark, Co-founder and President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia

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