Is an osprey an endangered species?

Is it illegal to kill an osprey in Florida?



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    The Osprey (also known as the Fish Hawk) is no longer on the Endangered Species List.  However, it is still classified as a Threatened Species.  With their populations in decline due to habitat loss and DDT exposure, they have since recovered and were removed from the Endangered Species List in 1989.

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         Osprey numbers declined in the mid-20th century due to DDT, but since the pesticide’s ban they have made a recovery. The IUCN Red List says they are a species of least concern.

         As for killing them in Florida, it’s not legal. Ospreys are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and killing them brings a fine of $500 or 60 days in jail.

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