There is only one Everglades in the entire whole wide world. We will love it for as long as we can.
The term conservation refers to any activity that helps
protect wildlife and natural resources, such as water and
soil. Conservation includes what people can do every
day, such as walking instead of driving, or turning down
It also includes large projects conducted
by experts, such as reintroducing a species of animal to a
particular habitat. In “Everglades Forever,” the author goes along on a
fi eld trip in southern Florida to learn about conserving
the Everglades. By sharing the students’ discoveries, the
author also shows readers how they can help and why
their efforts are necessary.
A cool place to visit to get an idea of how special the Everglades are is at
In late 2016, visitors to Zoo Miami had the opportunity to explore the newest exhibit, Florida: Mission Everglades. This exciting and unique exhibit is a feature state-of-the-art interaction and informative displays about the significant animals found in South Florida. Florida: Mission Everglades takes children and adults alike into the different habitats found in the heart of Florida. Come face-to-face with a ferocious bear as you explore hammocks and pinelands, and slide through the water where river otters play. Experience alligators and crocodiles in a new way as you wander over a rickety bridge and an acrylic underwater tube. These exhibits come together to help visitors understand Zoo Miami’s collective mission of trying to save the Florida Everglades. This one-of-a-kinds exhibit is rivaled only by an actual trip to the Everglades. The fascinating displays and exciting up-close encounters encourage visitors to head for the Everglades, and perhaps even commit to keeping it safe. If you would like to purchase a commemorative brick is the walkway to Mission Everglades,
Absolutely! The Florida Everglades is a unique and unparalleled ecosystem, recognized as a World Heritage site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. It’s the largest tropical wilderness of any kind in the U.S., encompassing a vast and diverse landscape from freshwater sloughs to coastal mangrove islands.
The Everglades is home to a myriad of species, many of which are rare and endangered, such as the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. Its wetlands serve as a critical habitat for countless birds, especially during the migratory season.
But beyond its ecological importance, the Everglades holds significant cultural and historical value. It has been the home and sustenance provider for indigenous peoples for thousands of years and remains a symbol of nature’s beauty, resilience, and complexity.
Protecting and preserving the Everglades is a testament to our commitment to safeguarding the planet’s natural wonders for future generations. Every effort made to conserve this unique environment ensures that its beauty, biodiversity, and significance remain intact for as long as possible.
In the words of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the renowned author and conservationist who was pivotal in efforts to protect the Everglades: “There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known.” Her call to action remains as relevant today: “Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action… Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption, and bad politics—but never give up.”