Bald eagles have been federally protected in the United States since the 1940 Eagle Act, but in Arizona, bald eagle conservation really got going in the 1970s. Like other birds, bald eagles proved to be especially vulnerable to the insecticide DDT, which was used widely in agriculture until it was banned in 1972. “In 1978 we only had about 12 bald eagle territories across the entire state,” Jacobson said. “Being able to see that those efforts were successful, and you put a bald eagle out there that's now producing young of their own, it’s definitely rewarding,” he said. As for last Wednesday’s eagle, Jacobson hopes she is thankful for the lift.
Source: Daily Sun June 30, 2022 19:20 UTC