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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Everglades National Park

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Everglades National Park is a World Heritage Site in the state of Florida in the United States. The heritage site encapsulates a national park that protects the southern 25 percent of the original Everglades area. Covering an area of 1,508,571 acres (6,105 sq km), it is the third-largest national park in the contiguous United States behind Death Valley and Yellowstone National Park. In addition to being a World Heritage Site, the Everglades National Park is also an International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance. It is only one of three locations in the world to appear on these three lists.

The Everglades National Park was created to protect the fragile ecosystem of the wetlands which were created by the Kissimmee River, which feeds into Lake Okeechobee. Within the national park is a lace of interconnecting network of marshlands and forests. This is the largest protected wilderness east of the Mississippi River. It is home to 350 species of birds, 300 species of fish, 40 species of mammals and 50 species of reptiles.

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Everglades National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee held in Luxor, Egypt, 22 - 26 October, 1979.


Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 25 33 16 W 80 59 47 in the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, along the Gulf of Mexico, State of Florida
Inscription Year: 1979
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VIII, IX, X

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