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LOCAL SUCCESS STORY: last native IN breeding eagles 1897 National decline - dramatic Identifying threats: Bald Eagle history: habitat loss draining of wetlands IN - 1/2 million acres cleared for agriculture in late 1800s pesticide use: DDT (wide spread use starting in 1940s) bio-accumulation of pesticide resulted in: thinning of egg shells --> large # of nests failed
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LOCAL SUCCESS STORY: targeted specific threats banned DDT (1972) nest failures decreased population levels still low Bald Eagle history: Lake Monroe one of 9 reservoirs built in the state - the largest destined to be a site for reintroduction habitat suitable: goal to have five nesting pairs in the state by 2000 © Dan Kaiser
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LOCAL SUCCESS STORY: Bald Eagle Reintroduction Program: for successful re-introduction must understand breeding biology 2-3 young / nest in majority of 3-young nests, 3rd eaglet is “lost” third eaglets taken from nest &
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