Causes and Solutions
There are many problems with the Everglades losing its habitat and many animals need the Everglades-type habitat. One problem is that the animals need more water. That is caused because the ground is flat, so it cannot hold water easily. A solution to that would be to dredge a channel to have more water. Humans also waste water. You can save water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth, turn off the water while you wash your hands, and use a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running tap water to drink. You can also save water by only turning the dishwater on while it is full, taking shorter showers, turning the shower of while you shampoo, only use the toilet when needed (not using it as a trash can), water the yard early in the morning or late in the evening so not as much water will evaporate, and turn off the hose while you soap your car.
Another problem there is the little water the animals do have is polluted. One thing to do is to educate people not to pollute and to use soap, not detergents. Another solution is to research what can be done to help the park. Non-native species are invading plants from other areas should not be brought in. The main problem is just the general loss of habitat. A way to stop that is to get people participation, not to cut down trees, ask environmental organizations what you can do, vote for good environmental issues, volunteer, and tell the government your concerns. So help the Everglades out using any of these ideas.
Service. 16 Mar. 2002. <http://www.nps.gov/>.
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