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A special kind of patient

Conservation & Preservation
From: Centre Daily Times - Centre,PA,USA

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

Centre Wildlife Care nursing poisoned bald eagle back to health

By Anne Danahy-

WORTH TOWNSHIP — The feathered guest at animal rehabilitator Robyn Graboski’s center had only snorts and a threatening stare for her Sunday morning.

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Conservation & Preservation
News Release: Pennsylvania Game Commission

November 8, 2008

GARLAND, Warren County – Pennsylvania Game Commission officials proudly released a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wilds of State Game Land 143 in Warren County, under the watchful eye of many individuals responsible for the majestic bird’s recovery from injuries sustained in January.
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Paragliders Teach Eagle How to Fly

Conservation & PreservationFrom: - Sacramento,CA,USA

Paragliders Teach Eagle How to Fly

MONT BLANC, FRANCE - An eagle raised in captivity learns to fly assissted by a paraglider launched from the top of the Mont-Blanc.
Sherkane is a 14-year-old, 4 kg heavy American eagle born and entirely raised in captivity.

After preparaing for this event for over one and a half years with a paragliding inspector friend, Jacques Olivier Travers, the falconer, was ready to launch off the 4800 high peak for a 40 minute truly amazing experience: man and bird united in flight.

This event raises hopes in the prospect of teaching birds of prey raised in captivity how to fly and for maybe one day reintroducing them into nature.

ABC News

Reference Link (there is an awesome video of the eagle flying on this link): ... &catid=157
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Navajos Add Bald Eagle to Endangered List

Conservation & Preservationby Felicia Fonseca - Sept. 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF - The Navajo Nation has guaranteed protections for the bald eagle by adding it to the tribe's endangered species list a year after the federal government removed the bird from its list.

David Mikesic, a zoologist with the tribe's Natural Heritage Program under Navajo Fish and Wildlife, said this month's approval of protections for the bald eagle represents a move within the agency to become more of a player in the recovery of the species.

"I'm always looking to expand our abilities to manage and protect our endangered animals and plants," Mikesic said. "I suspect that since this was well-received, it could certainly open the doors for more possibilities."
The Navajo Nation updates its endangered species list every two to three years. It includes plants and animals that aren't on the federal list as well as those the federal government considers endangered or threatened.

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Injured eagle to receive artificial replacement beak

Conservation & Preservation

By Nicholas K. Geranios
Associated Press writer
May 3, 2008

"Give me an hour with a third or sixth grader and they will never shoot a raptor." - Jane Fink Cantwell

ST. MARIES, Idaho — The eagle is named Beauty, although she is anything but.

Beauty's beak was partially shot off several years ago, leaving her with a stump that is useless for hunting food. A team of volunteers is working to attach an artificial beak to the disfigured bird, in an effort to keep her alive.

"For Beauty it's like using only one chopstick to eat. It can't be done" said biologist Jane Fink Cantwell, who operates a raptor recovery center in this Idaho Panhandle town. "She has trouble drinking. She can't preen her feathers. That's all about to change."
Cantwell has spent the past two years assembling a team to design and build an artificial beak for Beauty, and it is due to be attached this month. With the beak, the 7-year-old bald eagle could live to the age of 50, although not in the wild.


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