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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20th is American Eagle Day


The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

After nearly disappearing from most of the United States decades ago, the bald eagle is now off the "threatened and endangered" species list.

"It's fitting that our national symbol has also become a symbol of the great things that happen through cooperative conservation," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall. "Eagles could not have recovered without a support network of strong partnerships among government at all levels, tribes, conservation organizations, the business community and individual citizens."

However, much work still needs to be done. To learn more about eagles, visit the “Educational Resources” section of the American Eagle Foundation web site, http://www.eagles.org.

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1 comment:

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