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Everglades National Park Quick Facts | Everglades Tours February 05, 2015

Posted by Manny Miami on 6th Feb 2015

Everglades National Park is:

  • The largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie in all North America.
  • The predominant water recharge area for the entire of South Florida, via the Biscayne aquifer.
  • A proclaimed World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Significance, and an Outstanding Florida Water.
  • Home to more than fourteen endangered and nine threatened species.Largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere.Largest designated wilderness in the southeast.
  • The most significant breeding grounds for tropical wading birds in North America.
  • Site of significant ethnographic resources.
  • Site of a nationally significant estuarine complex in Florida Bay.
  • The only subtropical preserve on the North American continent.Major "edge" area of the northern and southern limits for many species creating a unique mingling of diverse temperate and subtropical species.

Take a tour of the Everglades