• Miami Mega Mall vs. Everglades National Park

    26 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Merchandising folly 1 - Conservation 0
    The Miami-Dade County Commission approved development of ‘the largest shopping mall in North America' with a vote of 9-1 last week. While there's nothing inherently noteworthy about another super complex, this one will sit in uncomfortable proximity to the Everglades National Park .
    It has been my privilege to bird in the ‘Glades - the largest US wilderness east of the Mississippi River. This fragile ecosystem is home to 344 feathered species, 300 fish species , 50 species of reptiles, 40 mammal species, and 36 listed species .
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