Bald eagles return to Toronto

Photo: (c) Schwartz

Toronto celebrates a significant environmental victory with the return of bald eagles for the first time in history, showcasing the city’s commitment to its ecosystem. Karen McDonald of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority highlights the eagles’ presence as evidence of a healthy environment. 

Once vilified and nearly wiped out by the toxic chemical and commonly used insecticide DDT and hunting, the eagles’ recovery reflects a positive shift in environmental awareness. Removal from the endangered species list marks a milestone, though concerns linger over recent changes to conservation laws. 

Decades of restoration efforts have paid off, fostering a thriving ecosystem where diverse wildlife, including bald eagles, now flourish. However, the eagles’ sensitivity to human interference underscores the need for balance and respect in coexisting with nature. McDonald remains hopeful for the eagles’ future, emphasising the importance of fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and wildlife.

Photo: (c) Schwartz



Author: Sylvia Jacobs

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