Everglades National Park
- 45 Total listed species
- $97.4M Visitor spending in 2017
Protected species include:
Listed since 1967
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Listed since 1978
Listed since 1984
One of the largest wetlands in the world, Everglades National Park protects 1.5 million acres of subtropical wilderness.
A rare mix of salt and fresh water, the park serves as one of the most significant corridors for migrating species and is home to the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere.
The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States,
Everglades National Park provides habitat for species of temperate North America and the tropical Caribbean. The optimal growing conditions support lush and diverse plant life across nine distinct ecosystems, providing important and unparalleled wildlife habitat.
What is the role of the Endangered Species Act?
National parks would not be complete without the animals and plants that call them home. The Endangered Species Act is the most important tool to make sure species vital to the parks are protected for the long term.