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Forty years ago, our national symbol was in danger of extinction throughout most of its range. Habitat destruction and degradation, illegal shooting, and the contamination of its food source, largely as a consequence of DDT, decimated the eagle population. Habitat protection afforded by the Endangered Species Act, the federal government’s banning of DDT, and conservation actions taken by the American public have helped bald eagles make a remarkable recovery. Bald Eagles were removed from the endangered species list in August 2007 because their populations recovered sufficiently. Both bald eagles and golden eagles are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

 

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Both bald eagles and golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This is a collection of key documents the Service uses with our partners and stakeholders to manage bald and golden eagles under those laws.
 

Both bald eagles and golden eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This is a collection of key documents the Service uses with our partners and stakeholders to manage bald and golden eagles under those laws.
Here you will find information about how to live, work and recreate when eagles are nesting or roosting nearby, as well as frequently asked questions about feathers, nests and best practices!