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This beautiful place is the Everglades. It is located in southern Florida.
As you can see, this is a very diverse ecosystem. However, humans are harming this environment every day.
The city of Miami borders the Florida Everglades. As you can see, it is quite large. As the population increases, the threat to the Everglades skyrockets.
Water from Everglades National Park and other areas drains into the Biscayne Aquifer. More than 7.7 million people depend on the Everglades for drinking water. Without the Everglades to “recharge” this underground water supply, the aquifer would be in danger of running dry or being contaminated by salt water.
Another issue is the introduction of new species into an en. The ways a species can be introduced are as pets, food sources, ornaments, or as biological controls
With all the problems that come from the human made channels and levees these plants and animals can be in danger. They depend on the everglades subtropical climate and broad, shallow river to thrive.
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