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Half of the original Everglades of Florida is gone

Dec 03, 2019 18:03 IST

For centuries, the Everglades National Park in Florida has been drained and plowed, and experts warn that almost half of the original wetlands preserve has now disappeared. A significant amount of money and effort has gone in to restore what has been lost but restoring the flow of water through the 'river of grass' is a big challenge. Another challenge the wetlands face is of invasive species like pythons that have gobbled up over 90% of small mammals in the area. Efforts are being undertaken to control the snake population.

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