Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Where the Bald Eagle is found

The Bald Eagle is mainly found along the coast of North Carolina.
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Why it's going extinct

Habitat destruction and degradation, illegal shooting, and the contamination of its food source.

How its being protected

There are laws in place that prohibit the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, transport, or take any bald eagle that is dead or alive including the nests and eggs.
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