Navajo Nation Adds Bald Eagle To Endangered Species List

A year after the US government removed the Bald Eagle from the federal Endangered Species list, the Navajo Nation has guaranteed protections for the bird by adding it to the Nation’s own endangered species list. The federal government dropped the bald eagle from the Endangered Species List last year, though the national symbol remains protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The Nation’s regulations also apply to golden eagles, which the Nation lists as threatened. The Navajo Department of Fish and Wildlife will take steps to implement protections for the birds and enhancement of their natural environment within the Nation’s 26,000 square miles of territory.

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