Panther Sighting in Flamingo

May 2015 – Everglades National Park rangers reported a rare sighting of a Florida panther in Flamingo this month, near the main park road in front of the Flamingo Visitor Center on Florida Bay. A ranger saw the panther emerge from shrubs in full daylight to attack a young male deer. The deer escaped, but

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Tracking Pythons in the Everglades

May 2015 – USGS researchers tracked 19 wild pythons in Everglades National Park to find out where they go and how far they travel, in the largest tracking study of its kind to date. The findings: a typical python has a home range of nine square miles and tree islands are a favorite destination. The

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Earth Day 2015

April 2015 – A scrum of school kids surrounds President Obama on Earth Day during his first visit to Everglades National Park. The president was in the park to talk about climate change and the need to act now, for the sake of our kids. “Let’s stand up and do what’s right before it’s too

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Find Your Park in South Florida!

April 2015 – People who are passionate about national parks are making and posting videos about their favorite parks, what they like to do there and what the parks mean to them. It’s all part of a new “Find Your Park” campaign launched this month by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation. A

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The State of the Everglades 2015

How healthy is Everglades National Park? The park sought to answer that question recently in a report to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. The “2015 State of Conservation” report looks at key indicators, including wildlife and water, to gauge the park’s overall health. There are 22 World Heritage sites in the United States; Everglades

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Saving Cape Sable

March 2015 – Everglades National Park has begun work on a restoration plan for Cape Sable with funding support from the SFNPT and the Everglades Foundation. Interior wetlands on the cape have been degraded over time by an influx of salt water through man-made breaches in the cape’s natural berm. The park plugged two canals

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