Eco Note

The Record (Troy, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The best way to pre­serve wildlife is to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment. Re­serves and na­tional parks can help with this pro­tec­tion. But not all parks and re­serves are on dry land. Wet­lands, such as lakes and swamps, are also pro­tected. Ma­rine re­serves pro­tect coastal habi­tats, is­lands and co­ral reefs. For ex­am­ple, the Florida Ever­glades is a wet­land in the south­east­ern United States. Cov­er­ing more than 2,400 square miles, this na­tional park pro­tects al­li­ga­tors and many species of wa­ter birds.

adapted with per­mis­sion from “50 Things You Should Know About the En­vi­ron­ment” by Jen Green, © QEB Pub­lish­ing Inc.

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