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Everglades, Florida

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In 2010,
Florida’s Everglades were added to the Danger List for a second time after a
14-year stint (1993–2007) from Hurricane Andrew damage. Overdevelopment and
unremitting aquatic degradation continue to threaten the site’s delicate
mangrove ecosystem, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, and its saw-grass
prairie, the world’s biggest. Thirty-six endangered species, including the
Florida panther, manatee, and scrub jay, live in the Everglades—the most
significant breeding ground for wading birds in North America. It’s currently the
only danger-listed site in the United States. —Adam H. Graham

World's Most Endangered Sites

Everglades, Florida

In 2010,
Florida’s Everglades were added to the Danger List for a second time after a
14-year stint (1993–2007) from Hurricane Andrew damage. Overdevelopment and
unremitting aquatic degradation continue to threaten the site’s delicate
mangrove ecosystem, the largest in the Western Hemisphere, and its saw-grass
prairie, the world’s biggest. Thirty-six endangered species, including the
Florida panther, manatee, and scrub jay, live in the Everglades—the most
significant breeding ground for wading birds in North America. It’s currently the
only danger-listed site in the United States. —Adam H. Graham

© Tinik/ istockphoto

World's Most Endangered Sites

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