Monday, June 25, 2007

The eagle has landed

In what is likely to be hailed as one of the greatest conservation success stories of the last 50 years, sources have told the Audubon Society that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is poised to finalize the delisting of the bald eagle from ‘threatened’ status under the Endangered Species Act.

After having gone nearly extinct in the lower 48 after hunting and widespread use of DDT, populations have risen in EVERY state.

3 comments:

Teleken said...

Great news yet Sean and the other Gazette editors will denounce the endangered species act every chance they get. That's ok, they are entilted to their opinion; few of us pay attention to them anyway.

Dena Rosenberry said...

Oooh, don't say Gazette editors. Only one editor has any say about what goes on the editorial page!

Teleken said...

Thanks Dena I always wondered if it was a one man show. I guess it is good to be king.