Posts Tagged ‘everglades snail kite’

Posted at June 6, 2011 by 1 Comment

Trouble on Lake Okeechobee for endangered Snail Kites

For those of you who have been following the recent story about the Everglades Snail Kites and how they are being impacted by water pumping from Lake Okeechobee, the National Audubon Society posted a full report and started an online petition against the pumping. The Snail Kite, which is impacted by water levels and the vitality of the apple snail, is an indicator of the health of our natural environment here in South Florida, and right now there are facing many threats, including SFWMD's water-pumping from Lake Okeechobee. It’s important that our state’s leaders are aware of how our actions ...

Category : Enviroment
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How Glades Restoration Would Impact One Snail-Loving Hawk

This is the first in the Quirky Flamingo's series on how Everglades Restoration would change the wildlife and landscape of South Florida's River of Grass. The Everglades Snail Kite would probably be one of the first species to benefit directly from efforts to return the Everglades to its natural flow. When—or if—political and budgetary hurdles are cleared, and Everglades restoration plans come to fruition, the Everglades Snail Kite would soon see an upward turn in its population of less than 800 adults.

Posted at May 23, 2011 by Comments Off