Everglades National Park Quick Facts
Everglades National Park is:
- Largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie in North America.
- Predominant water recharge area for all of South Florida through the Biscayne aquifer.
- A World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Significance, and an Outstanding Florida Water.
- Home of fourteen endangered and nine threatened species.
- Largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere.
- Largest designated wilderness in the southeast.
- Most significant breeding grounds for tropical wading birds in North America.
- Site of significant ethnographic resources.
- Site of a nationally significant estuarine complex in Florida Bay.
- Only subtropical preserve on the North American continent.
- Major "edge" area of the northern and southern limits for many species creating a unique mingling of diverse temperate and subtropical species