Why are they important?
Peregrine Falcons have had many uses over the years. They have been used to:
- Hunt game
- Intercept carrier pigeons
- Keep birds away from airfields
- Keep rodents and small birds in check
Are they endangered?
No. Peregrine Falcons are listed as a "least concern" species. However, they were at one time endangered due to the use of organochlorides (such as DDT). The falcons have since made a full recovery.