Everglades on UNESCO Danger List
July 31, 2010 Leave a comment
It is relevant that the US has requested that the Everglades be placed on the list. This is evidence that perhaps international assurances are needed to get the Everglade restoration project going.
At a meeting in Brazil, …the Everglades had been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger at the request of the US government because of “serious and continuing degradation of its aquatic ecosystem”.
Agricultural and urban development were the main reasons for the decrease in water flow and increase in pollution levels, Unesco said.
It is the second time the Everglades, home to 20 endangered species, have been added. The wetlands were first classified as at risk between 1993 and 2007 after being devastated by Hurricane Andrew.