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Endangered no longer

June
28

The bald eagles we all enjoy along the Hudson River in the winter and their brethren across the country are no longer on the federal government’s endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made its announcement today. tjndc5-5b5lbv8ac9drl9oiezi_layout.jpg

The Bald Eagle Protection Act, though, still makes it illegal to kill or disturb bald eagles.

Check out NPR’s report on the delisting, which comes with audio.

Then there was my colleague Greg Clary’s post from earlier in the week.

TJN photographer Joe Larese spied the eagle to the left on the ice of Annsville Creek in Peekskill in 2005.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2007 at 11:40 am by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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SBenischekJournal News staff writer Greg Clary writes Earth Watch, reporting on environmental issues in the lower Hudson region. Clary has been a reporter, editor and columnist at the Journal News since 1988 and has covered police and courts, transportation, municipal government, development and the environment in the Lower Hudson Valley, among other topics.
Laura IncalcaterraLaura Incalcaterra covers the environment, open space and zoning and planning issues for The Journal News. A Boston College graduate, Laura grew up in Rockland, attended East Ramapo schools and has worked for The Journal News since 1993. Laura has written features and covered North Rockland, crime, government and a host of other issues.
SBenischekMike Risinit covers Patterson and Kent in Putnam County, as well as environmental topics touching on the Hudson River and the Great Swamp. Risinit has been a reporter at The Journal News since 1998.
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