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ABC petitions for Golden Eagle protection

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The American Bird Conservancy recently petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate the Eastern population of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) as a distinct population segment and to list that population as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

According to the petition, the current population is around 5,000 birds and is genetically distinct from other Golden Eagle populations in the U.S. Eastern Golden Eagle are not known to breed in the U.S.; many of the birds in this population nest in Quebec, Canada.

ABC is concerned about the effects of wind energy projects on the Golden Eagle, among other threats. While no population of Golden Eagles has ever been listed under the ESA, the birds are already protected by both the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Read more from ABC here

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