Bald Eagle Preservation Documentary

$735 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 3 months
Victor Rook  MANASSAS, VA
Our National Bird, the bald eagle, is under siege by excessive loss of habitat from overdevelopment, as well as preventable death by lead poisoning and other toxic substances. After removing the eagle from the Endangered Species List in 2007, U.S. Fish and Wildlife has dropped the ball on our precious bird. They repeatedly ignore violations of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was put in place in 1940 to protect the eagle as our national symbol.

One such instance is the lives of two bald eagles in Manassas, Virginia. In July of 2016, Fish and Wildlife allowed a developer to build two large warehouses within four feet of an active nest without issuing a permit. The developer violated the August 1 start date as early as April with soil sampling that forced the two adult eagles to temporarily abandon their eaglets. No buffers, signs, or any protections were allotted to the eagles during the course of the entire construction project. Now they must attempt to successfully breed and raise young with large trucks loading and unloading just twenty feet away.

Even in Eagle, Idaho, named after our Nation’s bird, a conservation group is struggling to protect an active nest from developers. This is happening in towns all across our great nation.

“Who’s Protecting Our National Bird?” will place a bright spotlight on the shortcomings of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and eagles in need around the country. Though bald eagles have had a comeback since the insecticide DDT was banned in 1972, their populations have only grown to about one-tenth of the more than 500,000 birds estimated to have called North America home in the 1700s. Because it is our National Bird—a symbol used on money, on our military emblems, and in many businesses (including our U.S. Postal Service)—we believe protections must be increased, and enforced, until we have reached a more sustainable and noticeable population. Many Americans have never seen a bald eagle in the wild.

Your contributions will help cover travel costs, production, music licensing, editing, and more to make this quality film, which will be produced by Telly award-winning filmmaker, Victor Rook. For more information check out http://baldeaglefilm.com and join the Bald Eagle Preservation Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/baldeaglefilm.
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$735 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 3 months
Created January 4, 2017
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Anonymous
7 days ago
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$50
Sharon Hall
1 month ago

I LOVE OUR EAGLES.They ARE the AMERICAN Bird. Halls Auto Care have been watching the nest for a couple years now. Its sooooo sad to see what our county has done to them and not FOR THEM.

CO
$25
Carolyn O'Neal
1 month ago
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Good for you, Victor, for fighting the good fight to protect the eagles.

$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
LM
$100
Lois Mccarthy
2 months ago
$10
David Tucker
2 months ago
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$25
Linda Johnston
3 months ago
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Thank you Victor for all of your efforts! And thank you on behalf of the eagles.

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
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Youlen Enterprises, Inc.
3 months ago
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Brian Aldridge
3 months ago
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Keep fightin' the good fight Vic. Thanks for speaking up for those who can't speak for themselves.

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