National Geographic : 1972 Oct
The symbol of America is vanishing. You can help save him by creating the first National Children's Eagle Nesting Area. Send Hunt- Wesson a label, and we'll buy protective nesting land in your child's name. A lot of things are killing the bald eagle. Illegal shootings. Noise that scares it away from its eggs and its young. Pesticides that pollute its food. Now, outside of Alaska, fewer than 800 nesting pairs exist in the United States. Bald eagles have been declared one of America's endangered species. Recognizing the danger is a victory of a sort. But our goal is to help the bald eagle increase its numbers to keep it from disappearing. We can help do that simply by giving the eagle what he needs most to survive. Peace and privacy. Here's how you can help, and also do something special for a child you care about. For every Big John's or Snack Pack label you send us, we'll buy approximately 15 square feet of private land in a child's name next to the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota. This land, where two pairs of nesting bald eagles have been found, will be turned over to the U.S. Forest Service, and will be known as the first National Children's Eagle Nesting Area. A small start in saving the eagle but a vital one. And, as we acquire more nesting land, we'll create more safe nesting areas. Money that's left over after all available land is purchased will go to what the Forest Service considers a critical project: eagle study, so more can be learned about how eagles live and how to hell) them survive. If you can get a group involved, you can do even more. Last year, more than 1'/-million trees were purchased for planting in burned-out forest land through our National Children's Forests program. Unlike the Forests, this nesting land is not a place to visit; the risk of disturbing the eagles is too great. There are a great many other things you and your children can do to save this magnificent bird and other endangered wildlife. You'll find them listed on our eagle conservation wall poster which we've prepared in cooperation with leading conservation organizations. We'll send each child the poster plus a decal for bikes, books, etc., saying "Help Save The American Eagle"' And we'll place his name in a vault near a marker at the Chippewa National Forest headquarters. SThe bald eagle was chosen as our national symbol in 1782. Help keep him alive, so your child's generation can have a symbol. Of survival. / Photo: Frederick Kent Truslow HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE TIlE AMERICAN BALD EAGLE Send proofs of purchase from the following products. Each proof received will purchase ap proximately 15 square feet of land. A poster and decal will also be sent. No limit on the number of proofs that will be accepted. Hunt's Big John's Beans 'n Fixin's® or Chili 'n Fixin'sm bottom can label (any size). __ Hunt's Snack Pack® 4-pack ingredient line panels from cardboard jacket of any flavor puddings or fruits (ingredient lines from individ ual can labels not acceptable). You can reproduce this coupon and involve your friends, club, church or other organizations if you like. HELP SAVE THE EAGLE P.O. BOX 868 FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA 92638 Name Address City State Zip Code THIS OFFER EXPIRES FEBRUARY 28, 1973 Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Offer void where taxed, prohibited or otherwise restricted.