channel-islands-ca.jpgThere haven’t been so many bald eagle chicks on the Channel Islands in 50 years — since chemicals contaminated their food supply and destroyed all of the majestic birds on the Southern California island chain.

Fifteen chicks have hatched this year on three of the eight islands bringing to 36 the number of chicks that have survived since recovery efforts started in 2002.

The recovery project is being funded by the chemical companies and cities that dumped the pesticide.

(READ more at the San Francisco Chronicle)

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