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Evaluation of the Management of Problem Alligators in Everglades National Park

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Date Issued:
1983
Summary:
The National Park Service strives to perpetuate the native animal life of the parks for their essential role in natural ecosystems (National Par Service 1978). In aquatic habitats, the ecological importance of crocodilians is being given increasing recognition by both scientists and wildlife managers (January 10, 1977- 42 FR 2075). This is especially relevant in the Everglades, where the activities of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) are critical to the natural functioning of the ecosystem, serving to maintain species richness and increase habitat diversity (Craighead 1968, Kushlan 1974). In recognition of their important ecological role and their popularity with the visiting public, alligators have become symbols of the wilderness of Everglades National Park.
Title: Evaluation of the Management of Problem Alligators in Everglades National Park.
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Name(s): Jacobsen, Terri, creator
Kushlan, James A., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Report
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: U.S. National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Extent: 38 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: The National Park Service strives to perpetuate the native animal life of the parks for their essential role in natural ecosystems (National Par Service 1978). In aquatic habitats, the ecological importance of crocodilians is being given increasing recognition by both scientists and wildlife managers (January 10, 1977- 42 FR 2075). This is especially relevant in the Everglades, where the activities of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) are critical to the natural functioning of the ecosystem, serving to maintain species richness and increase habitat diversity (Craighead 1968, Kushlan 1974). In recognition of their important ecological role and their popularity with the visiting public, alligators have become symbols of the wilderness of Everglades National Park.
Identifier: FI11060813 (IID), 3174681 (digitool), fiu:29803 (fedora)
Subject(s): Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Alligators--Florida--Everglades.
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Host Institution: FIU
Is Part Of: SFRC-83/0.