Every once in a while, it’s nice to post some good news, especially a story like this. The Bald Eagle is leaving the threatened species list! Yes! We did it! All our hard work to save the national bird has paid off! The eagle has recovered, with nearly 8,000 breeding pairs in the 48 contiguous states! That’s nearly 20 times the number of breeding pairs found when the species was initially placed on the endangered list.
We did it! Time to pat yourselves on the back America. We have saved the Bald Eagle. But… continued protection of this magnificent animal is warranted to ensure that populations will continue to grow at a normal rate. Eventually, it would be nice to see these amazing creatures everywhere, without having to go to the local zoo.