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In 1995 the bald eagle was taken off the endangered species list because of an increase in the population of the bald eagle. To increase the population of the eagles, the Game Commission had to start breeding bald eagles from about 1983 to about 1989. Actually they raised and released 88 eaglets! These eaglets have come back to this place to raise their own young. They have come back to this place because eagles like to raise their young where they were raised because they know that it is a safe place. In the early 1960's there was only about 400 bald eagle nesting pairs that were left in the contigous United States. Now, there are at least 5,000 nesting pairs in that same place. But, we still need to be very cautious that we do not harm bald eagles because there is a law that prohibits killing or harming any kind of bald eagle. Also if you find a hurt or dead bald eagle you need to call The Game and Fish Commission.
Below, I have a graph of how the number of eagle pairs have increased
from 1963 to 1994.
The first is a map of the eagle recovery areas.
Figure 1, 2. http://endangered.fws.gov/i/b/msab0h.html