@griffinbestephoto with @repostapp
When it comes to wildlife, the stories that are told in magazines and on television tend to be stories of catastrophe and destruction – stories about the disappearance of species in the face of ever-more destructive human activity.
So it comes as nice change to learn that there are exceptions - some of them quite remarkable; and as far as the United States is concerned, there can surely be no more encouraging story than that of the famous "bald eagle", saved at the eleventh hour from the possibility of total extinction in all but the most isolated of regions.
Among all factors that had led to the eagle's destruction, the greatest was almost certainly the massive use of pesticides by American farmers, from the 1940's onwards. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞, 𝐃𝐃𝐓, was sprayed on croplands throughout the USA and its residues washed into lakes and streams, where they 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡. The contaminated fish, in turn, were consumed by bald eagles
Its important to be knowledgeable about how humans impact the ecosystem from the soil up to the air. Be informed Be Conscious.
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