From Endangered Specie to Flourishing Population - Story of the Symbol of Freedom (10 Pictures)

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During the 20th century, this gorgeous bird was all but extinct due to use of dangerous pesticide called DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and overzealous hunters and farmers. The trophy hunting was getting so out of control that American government passed a law in 1940 which made it illegal to kill or hurt bald eagle. Government also started funding all sorts of recovery programs to repopulate the species. On this picture you can see a part of the process of reintroducing young eagles to the wilds after a successful breeding in controlled environment.

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While the eagles throughout America were decimated and then started to recover after government banned DDT and introduced aforementioned law, the population in uninhabited parts of Alaska was thriving whole time. Here, you can see a group of bald eagles also called "convocation".

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