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Latest Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge Stories

2012-06-27 14:21:19

Pennsylvania's bald eagle population keeps growing; its historic prominence is unmatched HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's hard to deny the bald eagle's importance in American history and particularly fitting to remember its legacy as we prepare to celebrate America's lasting independence on the Fourth of July, according to officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Today, the bald eagle is thriving in Pennsylvania. Its population in Pennsylvania...

2008-09-02 12:15:00

By Felicia Fonseca / The Associated Press A federal judge on Friday extended the deadline by nearly a year for a review of whether Arizona's desert-nesting bald eagles should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, keeping in place temporary protections. The order signed by U.S. District Judge Mary Murguia gives the U.S. Fish and Wildlife until Oct. 12, 2009 to issue a scientific finding on whether designating the eagles as a distinct population is warranted. The original deadline...

2006-02-13 20:27:55

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) (Reuters) - Citing a dramatic increase in the number of bald eagles, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a plan on Monday that could remove the national symbol from protections under the federal Endangered Species Act. "The recovery of the bald eagle is a great national success story," Dale Hall told reporters, signaling the agency's plan to reopen public comment on the delisting. "This bird has a lot of the public's...