What is conservation?
Conservation is the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.
There are many different types of conservation. Some examples are wetland conservation, water conservation, soil conservation, prairie conservation, and energy conservation.
What is wetland conservation?
Wetland conservation aims to protect and preserve areas where water exists at or near the Earth's surface, such as swamps, marshes, and bogs.
Laws & Acts Involved in the Conservation of Wetlands
What is the Everglades?
The Everglades National Park is a 1.5 million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the United States, the state of Florida. It is often compared to a grassy, slow moving river, and the Everglades is made up of costal mangroves, sawgrass marshes, and pine flat woods that are home to hundreds of animal species.
Wetlands have many important functions and benefit people and wildlife.
- Provide habitat for a wide variety and number of wildlife and plants.
- Filter, clean and store water.
- Collect and hold flood waters.
- Absorb wind and tidal forces.
- Provide places of beauty and many recreational activities.