Within Everglades National Park scientists have identified nine distinct habitats. Yet this unique wetland environment is in constant flux, always changing from the influences of seasonal flooding and drought.
So unique and globally important is this wetland of southern Florida that Everglades National Park has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance, a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve.
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