Incredible UNESCO Sites in Danger of Disappearing

By Lianna Trubowitz - 2013-11-21T18:36:38Z

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Everglades National Park

Why it’s special: This 1.5 million-acre park in Florida has about 14,000 small mangrove-shaded isles, 8,000 of which were manmade more than 500 years ago.

Why it’s in danger: In 1992, Hurricane Andrew damaged the park, but ongoing agricultural and urban development are causing water flow deterioration, damage to marine habitats, and a decline in aquatic animal populations.

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