Although bald eagles have been removed from the endangered species list, these majestic birds are still impacted by habitat loss and toxins. The use of pesticides like DDT endangered the population for many years. When pesticides are ingested, it can weaken its eggs. Despite being protected by law, some large eagles are killed by farmers and gamekeepers or captured for use in falconry.
WHAT IS WWF DOING?
WWF is helping the bald eagle by:
Supporting effective legislation. The bald eagle’s threatened existence was turned around with bans on DDT and other highly persistent toxic chemicals that bioaccumulate in the food-chain.
Expanding protected habitat. WWF’s role in the designation of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and negotiating the Gwaii Haanas Marine Agreement is protecting the bald eagle’s vital habitat.
With your symbolic adoption, you’re helping WWF fight to secure the long-term survival of the bald eagle. What’s more, you’re also helping to save other species at risk around the world and to provide a healthier natural world for us all.
Each adoption kit includes a high quality wildlife plush, personalized adoption certificate, a stunning species poster, a reusable tote bag and an applicable tax receipt.
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