These majestic birds almost disappeared in the last century, when pesticides caused eagle populations to plummet. Thanks to conservation efforts, bald eagles have recovered from the brink of extinction, but they still face serious threats from illegal shootings, habitat loss, lead poisoning, collisions with wind energy turbines and collisions with power lines.
Your adoption enables Defenders to protect vital bald eagle habitat, promote best management practices and policies to reduce eagle deaths from wind energy projects, educate landowners on how their actions can affect eagles, and work to prevent eagle deaths from lead poisoning.
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Named "America's Best Wildlife Charity" by Reader's Digest, Defenders of Wildlife has been a leading innovator in developing the most effective ways to conserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands for over 65 years. Your adoption donation will immediately be put to use where it is most needed to achieve these goals.