The American bald eagle – the national symbol whose decline helped spur the Endangered Species Act and a ban on the pesticide DDT – will be off the threatened species list this year, a top Bush administration official promised Saturday.
Our majestic national bird is flying high over much of its former range and the bald eagle may soon be off the endangered species list.
AUTHOR: Karen Floren, Staff Writer for TheDay.com
Narragansett Tribal Historian John Brown says "the birds that carry the wind" have always had a religious and cultural significance to his tribe, and that people who deal with birds of prey in Rhode Island are well aware of that.
So tribal members felt slighted after learning that a red-tail hawk killed last week by turbulence from an airplane at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., was turned over to an employee of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.