Florida Everglades Celebrate 70th Birthday in “Critical” State

Today marks the 70th birthday of the Everglades National Park; it was officially dedicated by President Harry S. Truman on December 6, 1947. To the residents and wildlife that depend on them, the Florida Everglades are essential and enveloping. Given their size and importance, it’s alarming for the Everglades to be the only American natural wonder rated “critical” by a recent report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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