The Bald Eagle was on the verge of extinction when the federal government declared it endangered in 1978 under the Endangered Species Act.
How did the Bald Eagle recover from being endangered?
Once DDT was banned and the species was fully protected under the fledgling Endangered Species Act, however, eagle numbers began to rebound, gradually at first and then with increasing vigor. In 2007, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Bald Eagle from the federal endangered species list.
Why is it illegal to kill a bald eagle?
It currently prohibits anyone, without a permit issued by the Secretary of the Interior, from “taking” bald eagles. Taking is described to include their parts, nests, or eggs, molesting or disturbing the birds.
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
|Effective||June 8, 1940|
|Public law||P.L 86-70,P.L. 87-884,P.L. 92-535,P.L. 95-616|
Can you kill a bald eagle if it attacks your dog?
No. Raptors are all under federal protection. It’s very illegal and has stiff penalties.