Arizona tribes protest plans to scale back bald eagle protection

Bald eagles have seen a remarkable recovery over the last few years, and breeding pairs can now be found in 49 U.S. states. But is that enough? With plans underway to remove the bald eagle from Endangered Species Act protection, Native American tribes in Arizona feel this move could put the 43 breeding eagle pairs in their state in jeopardy. The state's senators have filed a protest with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hoping to protect those local birds. The bald eagle is considered sacred by many Native American tribes in the area.

Link: Tribes threatening suits over plans to delist bald eagle .

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