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In the United States, the Everglades National Park has been on the U.N.’s ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list since 2010. UNESCO is meeting this week and is expected to keep the troubled wetland on that list, despite decades of restoration efforts. VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports.
Here’s everything you need to know before you make a trip down to Everglades National Park.
Established as a national park in 1934 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, Everglades National Park is much more than a mere swamp. Only an hour’s drive west from bustling Miami, the 1.5 million acres of the Everglades provides a place of sanctuary in nature for those looking for peace and quiet, as well as a front-row-seat view of wildlife from anhingas to alligators. Living on Earth’s Lizz Malloy went to check out the “River of Grass.”
Everglades Critical: Why A UN-Linked Group Gave Florida’s World Heritage Site A Dire Designation; Kate Stein; WLRN
Everglades National Park is a World Heritage site, and it’s under siege from drought, invasive species and sea-level rise. A report released in November 2017 highlighted exactly how threatened the park is.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, and Smarter Travel is honoring the centennial by featuring one great park perfect for every month.
Florida isn’t all theme parks and towering beachside condos. Here’s how to explore its famed “river of grass”.