Bald Eagle

My apologies for the delay- getting the photos of my artwork together with the wording is more difficult than I anticipated.  The following is borrowed generously from Wikipedia, an invaluable resource to which I am a donor.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

An Endangered (EN) species is a species which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as likely to become extinct.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the best-known worldwide conservation status listing and ranking system.  Over 50% of the world’s species are estimated to be at risk of extinction

Those species of “Near Threatened” (NT) and “Least Concern” (LC) status have been assessed and found to have relatively robust and healthy populations, though these may be in decline.

Least concern (LC)
No immediate threat to species’ survival.
Examples:  American crow, Indian peafowl, bald eagle, Canada goose, mute swan, red-tailed hawk, rock pigeon scarlet macaw

Under the Endangered Species Act in the United States, species may be listed as “endangered” or threatened.  Over-hunting and fishing has been a large and dangerous problem. Of all the species who became extinct due to interference from mankind, the dodo, passenger pigeon, great auk, Tasmanian tiger and Steller’s sea cow are some of the more well known examples; with the bald eagle, grizzly bear, American bison, Eastern timber wolf and sea turtle having been hunted to near-extinction. However, due to major efforts to prevent extinction, the bald eagle, or Haliaeetus leucocephalus is now under the category of Least Concern on the red list

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