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  • ACCESS 360°: EVERGLADES

ACCESS 360° EVERGLADES FACTS

  • The Everglades encompasses 1.5 million acres providing important foraging and breeding habitat for more than 400 species of birds. 

  • It is illegal to feed wild alligators in Florida and is punishable by a fine or even jail. 

  • Rising sea levels are threatening Everglades National Park. Over the last century, sea levels around Key West have risen by 8 inches.

  • Everglades National Park contains the largest mangrove system in the Western Hemisphere. 

  • Everglades is the primary source of water for more than 7 million Americans.
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