PA might remove bald eagles from threatened species list

Bald Eagle

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management is recommending the bald eagle be upgraded from “threatened” to “protected” status statewide. This year, biologists have confirmed 266 nesting pairs across Pennsylvania. If the bald eagle is delisted, the bird will continue to be protected under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (the Eagle Act), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act. The PA Game Commission states that they will not be abandoning the bald eagle, but giving it less emphasis as they turn to new challenges in bird conservation in the state,” Gross said.

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