The bald eagle, the symbol of the United States, has quadrupled since 2009, according to the US Department of the Interior.
The ministry in charge of protecting natural spaces on US soil indicated that the number of these vultures listed until 2007 on the list of protected species, which were “on the brink of extinction”, increased thanks to “the ban on the insecticide (DDT)” and “efforts to preserve” this The sex of birds of prey.
The United States now has 71,500 pairs of these eagles, which have for centuries symbolized the country.
In 1963, the numbers of bald eagles reached their lowest levels with only 417 pairs, spread over 48 states.
“This is one of the most well-known conservation successes ever known,” said Marta Williams, associate director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which published the report on the bald eagle.
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