Bald Eagles Soar Off Endangered Species List, But Will Act Be Weakened?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 28, 2007   View Article

The bald eagle has rebounded from the brink of extinction, U.S. officials say, and in an announcement this morning the government removed it from the list of federally protected species.

Conservationists heralded the eagle’s recovery as a success story that proves the U.S. Endangered Species Act works, but they voiced concern that the Supreme Court has weakened the act with rulings it made earlier this week.

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