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Snail Kite, Bennetts and Toland.

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Date Issued:
1993
Scope and content:
Snail kites suffered a major population decline during the first half of this century due to extensive drainage of Florida's wetlands.Thus, management of snail kites today consists primarily of conserving wetlands and trying to maintain adequate water quantity and quality for their habitat. The water quantity needed is a balance between having enough water to ensure the survival of apple snails and to provide openings in the vegetation, but not having so much water that the emergent vegetation is lost. This balance was historically maintained in the sloughs of the Everglades and other marshes and along the shorelines of many lakes. In recent years this balance as become increasingly difficult to maintain because of increasing water demands for urban and agricultural needs. The need to conserve our limited supplies of water therefore is important to the long-term survival of snail kites as well as our wetlands as a whole.
Title: Snail Kite, Bennetts and Toland.
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Name(s): Bennetts, Robert E.
Toland, Brian R.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Brochure
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1993
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 folded page
Language(s): English
Scope and content: Snail kites suffered a major population decline during the first half of this century due to extensive drainage of Florida's wetlands.Thus, management of snail kites today consists primarily of conserving wetlands and trying to maintain adequate water quantity and quality for their habitat. The water quantity needed is a balance between having enough water to ensure the survival of apple snails and to provide openings in the vegetation, but not having so much water that the emergent vegetation is lost. This balance was historically maintained in the sloughs of the Everglades and other marshes and along the shorelines of many lakes. In recent years this balance as become increasingly difficult to maintain because of increasing water demands for urban and agricultural needs. The need to conserve our limited supplies of water therefore is important to the long-term survival of snail kites as well as our wetlands as a whole.
Identifier: FI06050121 (IID), 1030146 (digitool), fiu:17294 (fedora), AAC0062QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Everglade kite
Florida snail kite
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