Everglades National Park-Act Two

Supporting conservation despite the problems produced

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Supporting Conservation Despite the problems produced by these economic and political effects, immense progress has been and continues to be completed in the restoration of the Everglades. With many parts of the project in restoring the Everglades underway and other parts of the project in there planning stages, there are still significant steps being taken regarding the restoration of this natural ecosystem and guaranteeing that past mistakes in water management are not repeated. However, the restoration of this ecosystem is a slow activity, especially with great economic pressures opposing the stages of the project. With the diligent cooperation of many state and federal government agencies, the projects action plans will continue to support the priorities of restoring the Everglades ecosystems. Conclusion The Everglades National Park is considered one of the biggest selected sub-tropical wilderness protected area within the North American continent. The Everglades consist of fresh and brackish waterways, shallow bays, and deep coastal watersheds that support the complex habitats for a great diversity of flora and fauna. The Everglades is considered one of the biggest
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mangrove ecosystems within the Western Hemisphere, and the biggest uninterrupted area of sawgrass prairie (No Arthur, 2012, UNESCO).The Florida Everglades’ biodiversity, natural waterways, and agricultural importance are keys to the South Florida region. The Southern Florida area is dependent on the flourishing ecosystem of the Everglades. References Grunwald, Michael. (2006). The Swamp: Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise. Simon and Schuster, New York, New York. Hance, Jeremy. (May 2012). Seagrass beds store 20 billion tons of carbon. Mongabay.com. Retrieved from No Author. (November 2011). Everglades Restoration Progress. South West Florida Water Management District. Retrieved from
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s_progress.pdf No Author. (n.d.). Mans’s Impact on the Everglades. Retrieved from Pollock, Jessica. (2006). The florida everglades . Retrieved from United States Geological Survey. (2005). "The Benefits: Comprehensive Plan Provides for Ecosystem Restoration and Supports a Sustainable South Florida." Retrieved from .
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  • Spring '13
  • DennisKostac
  • Conservation Biology, Florida Everglades, everglades, Everglades National Park, seagrass beds

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