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2009-02-09 17:19:12

Exotic fish threaten native species in Florida's Everglades but marine biologists say the threat is hard to assess because the invasive species are underwater. Walking catfish and other species pose a threat much greater than the python, the Everglades' most notorious invasive species, The Miami Herald reported Monday "This is a problem that is 10 times worse than the python, but it's all under water, so nobody knows about it,'' said Dave Hallac, the park's chief biologist. Since 2000, park...

2009-01-14 14:45:00

Statement of April H. G. Smith, Esq., Director, Ecosystem Restoration, National Audubon Society WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April H. G. Smith made the following statement on a briefing call with reporters today. "Audubon has identified numerous shovel-ready and long ignored ecosystem restoration projects. These projects are a win-win because they are a great way to both stimulate the economy through job creation and also improve many degraded parts of the nation. "Our...

2008-12-07 16:05:02

Florida officials say they have successfully moved water dumped by Tropical Storm Fay, ending flooding that threatened wildlife in one part of the Everglades. Water north of the Tamiami Trail had been so deep that wading birds such as herons and egrets could not ,and deer and other mammals sought higher ground, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. The trail, the old Miami-to-Tampa highway that runs along the northern border of Everglades National Park, acts as a dam, blocking the natural flow of...

2008-10-16 00:00:10

Florida wildlife officials say near-record flooding in the Everglades have left few dry places for white-tailed deer and other animals. The concern is greatest in the sawgrass prairies north of Tamiami Trail, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. ''If we don't start doing something, we're going to end up with a total massacre,'' Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Ron Bergeron said. Similar flooding in 1982 and 1995 decimated the deer population. State and federal water...

2008-08-26 03:00:31

By Anonymous Florida Gov. Charlie Grist announced recently plans to purchase property owned by a sugar mill that could result in the restoration of the Everglades-the largest ecological restoration in U.S. history, according to some environmental groups. The state would pay U.S. Sugar $1.7 billion for 187,000 acres of land so that it can return to its natural state. Water flow would be restored between Lake Okeechobee and Florida Bay. This lifeline of the Everglades has been damaged by...

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2008-07-15 09:10:00

MIAMI -- It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in sickening free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they've already seen enough to know the kite has dropped to...

2008-07-12 06:00:16

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 12--The Miccosukee Tribe on Friday called for a federal judge to force South Florida water managers to finish building a massive reservoir intended for Everglades restoration. The tribe contends that the state's $1.75 billion bid to buy out U.S. Sugar derailed the long-promised reservoir in western Palm Beach County, violating an agreement to corral and clean up polluted water headed to the Everglades. Water managers suspended construction...

2008-07-10 06:00:26

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 10--In the midst of pushing for a $1.75 billion land deal to boost Everglades restoration, South Florida water managers on Wednesday suggested lessening the cleanup requirement that guides work to fix the River of Grass. Trying to clean water by building filter marshes on phosphorus-rich farmland hasn't gotten the water quality to levels set after years of legal wrangling, according to the South Florida Water Management District. Now, with...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they have already seen enough to...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

A measure taken to protect one endangered bird in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, may be driving the Everglades snail kite out. The most recent survey of the kites found few of them living in the Everglades or Lake Okeechobee, the source of the River of Grass, The Miami Herald reported. Most of the nesting pairs spotted were 100 miles to the north in a chain of lakes in central Florida. The counters said numbers may have dropped by two-thirds since 2000 to fewer...


Latest Everglades National Park Reference Libraries

Everglades National Park
2013-04-18 00:57:02

Everglades National Park is located in the state of Florida in the United States. The park holds 1,508,538 acres of land and holds twenty percent of the original Everglades. This park is the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, like the Calusa and Tequesta peoples, and the Seminole people, a mixture of Creek people, escaped African slaves, and other Native Americans, known as the Seminole Nation. Most of this tribe...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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