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Everglades NP lands on global list of natural WH sites with “critical” conservation outlook

Urbanization, agricultural runoff, and water management in South Florida along with climate change and invasive species have combined to create a cocktail of threats to Everglades National Park, placing it among 17 natural World Heritage Sites deemed to have a “critical” conservation outlook by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Other threats facing the Everglades include rising sea levels, light and noise pollution, fire suppression, and roads and visitor traffic. In addition, ocean acidification, overfishing, large storms, droughts, and oil and gas development were highlighted as potential threats.


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