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Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Bald eagles, once on the endangered species list, are now thriving, according to a recent report. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in a new report that the population of bald eagles has quadrupled in size since 2009. Over 316,700 bald eagles, and more than 71,400 nesting pairs, were present in the lower 48 states during the 2019 breeding season, according to the report. “This is truly a historic conservation success story,” US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland said in a news briefing. In 1963, there were only 417 breeding pairs, and in a national effort to save the iconic bird, the federal government banned the use of DDT in 1972, and worked to protect their habitats. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
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