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After 35 Years of Recovery Efforts, Bald Eagles Are No Longer Considered Endangered in Vermont | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

The state first listed the raptors as endangered in 1987

By Margaret Osborne, Contributor. February 16, 2022

Threats like hunting, habitat loss and the pesticide DDT contributed to the bald eagle’s decline. Todd Ryburn Photography via Getty Images

Bald eagles have been removed from Vermont’s list of threatened and endangered species after years of restoration work in the state, per the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“The bald eagle’s de-listing is a milestone for Vermont,” says Wildlife Division Director Mark Scott in a statement. “This reflects more than a decade of dedicated work by Vermont Fish & Wildlife and partners.

It shows that Vermonters have the capacity to restore and protect the species and habitats that we cherish.”

Source: After 35 Years of Recovery Efforts, Bald Eagles Are No Longer Considered Endangered in Vermont | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine