Bald Eagle Population Quadruples Since 2009

Interior Secretary calls for cooperation to preserve the nation’s natural heritage.

The Interior Department announced on Wednesday that the American bald eagle has continued to make a remarkable recovery from near extinction. In 1963 populations had reached an all-time low of only 417 nesting pairs. Today populations exceed 71,400 pairs. Since 2009 populations have quadrupled. 

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland celebrated the news saying, “Today’s announcement is truly a historic conservation success story. Announcements like ours today give me hope. I believe that we have the opportunity of a lifetime to protect our environment and our way of life for generations to come. But we will only accomplish great things if we work together.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to help the Interior Department to protect the nation’s wildlife.
  • That God would give Secretary Haaland wisdom as she transitions into her role as Secretary. 
  • With thanksgiving for the recovery of the once endangered eagles.

Sources: Interior Department


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