15 Places You Must Visit Before They Disappear

June 30, 2015
The Everglades

This 2.5 million acre wetland encompasses swamps, mangroves, sawgrass and pine savannahs. It’s the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators share territory. There are a host of dangers that are putting this fragile wetland at risk. Pollution from farms, invasive species, and encroaching development, not to mention the fact that 60 percent of the region’s water is being diverted to nearby cities and. As a result, The Everglades is now half the size it was in 1900. The Everglades is the sole habitat of the Florida panther, and there are less than 100 of them left in the wild. These big cats may be completely lost within the next 40 years as their habitat disappears, along with 20 other including turtles, manatees, and wading birds

(ALL RIGHTS, CREDIT MANDATORY) Fakahatchee Strand marshes