Bald Eagles Make A Comeback

Laramie, Wy – Once heading towards extinction, federal officials announced recently that bald eagle numbers exceed 8-thousand and are growing every year. Wyoming Audubon Conservation Co-ordinator Alison Lyon says bald eagles can once again be seen in many areas of the state. When they were placed on the endangered species list, researchers found that the bald eagles were seriously impacted by the spraying of D-D-T. Lyon says once that was banned, the Eagles made a comeback. Lyon says the endangered species act, special funding and help from groups that don't normally work together all helped.Lyon says the revival of the Bald Eagle is certainly a highlight of the Endangered Species Act. She says they can now be seen in all areas of the state.