If you are eco-conscious and want to have a green vacation that is both beautiful and educational, Everglades Safari Park has many eco tours on offer!
You do not have to be a naturalist or a scientist to help preserve this amazing planet we live in. There is so much you can do as a traveler to ensure the well being of the places that you visit.
The Florida Everglades contains one of the highest concentrations of species vulnerable to extinction in the United States. The 5,000-square-kilometer wetland in southern Florida is home to at least 60 endangered species, including the American crocodile.
The Everglades Safari park provides eco tourists with a wide variety options for touring and learning about the Everglades’ natural ecosystems which may be in danger of disappearing. Kayaking and canoeing through shady mangrove tunnels and amazing coastlines, biking deep into the Everglades in Shark valley or taking one of the very beautiful trails by foot are some of the very famous eco tours on offer. You can learn about and enjoy the natural wonder of the Everglades without contributing to their destruction.
Everglades’ amazing Bio diversity
Nourished by the rain soaked Kissimmee River Basin and stretching south from Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades are a wide slow moving river of marsh and saw grass covering some 4,500 square miles, flowing slowly towards the mangrove estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico.
Its abundant wildlife includes rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile and Florida panther. The West Indian manatee is another one of its famous endangered inhabitants. These large, herbivorous, gentle creatures are endangered throughout their habitat.
Alligators are an important part of this ecosystem, and are regarded as a “keystone” species of the Everglades. The Florida Everglades ecosystem is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles live side by side.
In addition to rare and endangered species, the Everglades are famous for the profusion of bird species found there. With 347 species recorded within the Park boundaries, the Everglades National Park is one of the best spots in Florida for bird watching and bird photography. The mangrove estuaries of Florida Bay, in particular, are a breeding habitat for Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Stork, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, and eleven species of egrets and herons. As you glide along the stunning coast lines, don’t forget to keep your camera clicking; you are sure to spot many of these amazing creatures on your eco tour!