Pine Rocklands
Pine Rocklands
Photo credit: USGS/SOFIA

 

The Endangered Ecosystems of Florida

 

Pine Rocklands

 

To begin, what is an Ecosystem?

It is an Environment within which many Species,

both Plant (flora) and Animal, (fauna)

maintain a way of daily life, unconsciously

 interdependent upon one another and

the area that they inhabit together.

Pine Rocklands
Pine Rocklands
 Photo credit: USGS/SOFIA

 

This Endangered Ecosystem exists only in South Florida,

 from North Miami Beach, down into the Keys

and parts of the Bahamas.

At one time the Pine Rocklands amounted to 185,000 acres,

now they are but a mere 2% of that.

Pine Rocklands
Pine Rocklands
 Photo credit: FNPS

 

The Wildlife that still inhabit this disappearing Ecosystem,

reads like a who's who of Florida's most Endangered list:

the Panther, the Key Deer, the Eastern Indigo Snake

and the Bald Eagle are just a few.

 


Places to learn more:

FIU

Pine Rocklands

Windthrow in South Florida

 

Florida DEP

Pine Rocklands

 

Harvard

Water Source Utilization of Hammock and Pine Rockland

 

MiamiDade.Gov

Pine Rocklands

 

UF

Pine Rocklands

 

USGS - SOFIA

Habitat and Species Recovery

Land Management

SOFIA: USGS kids page for Florida's Ecosystems

South Florida Recovery

Virtual Tour of Everglades

 

U.S.G.S. Biological Resources

Endangered Ecosystems

Scientific Data about our Nation's Biological Resources

 

WWF

South Florida Rocklands

 


 

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