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Everglades National Park

United States of America
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Crop production
  • Housing
  • Industrial areas
  • Storms
  • Surface water pollution
  • Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Agricultural, industrial and urban developments altering the natural systems;
  • Pollution of the water (nutrients and mercury);
  • Hurricane in August 1992
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1993 due to an increasing number of threats since the date of its inscription on the List in 1979. Federal State and local governments as well as private foundations have joined forces in providing significant financial support for the management of the site and for its long-term restoration. The Committee took note of a detailed report prepared by the American authorities which was presented at its eighteenth session.

The World Heritage Centre received a monitoring report from the National Park Service in May 1995 indicating that the Federal Government is engaged in restoration planning for the Everglades National Park under the aegis of a Federal Restoration Working Group. The Group provided a comprehensive statement listing priorities, recent accomplishments and critical next steps in the Federal programme for the Everglades restoration. The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida approved the acquisition of portions of the Frog Pond, a historically transitional wetland on the eastern boundary of the Park, crucial to the restoration of ground water levels and surface flow. Recent negotiations have led to agreement with property owners.

Action Required

Although conservation work has been strengthened, the Bureau concludes, nevertheless, that the site remains seriously threatened and recommends that the site be retained on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The Bureau at its nineteenth session recalled that the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1993 due to an increasing number of threats since the date of its inscription on the World Heritage List in 1979. Federal State and local governments as well as private foundations have joined forces in providing significant financial support for the management of the site and for its long-term restoration.

The World Heritage Centre presented a monitoring report received from the National Park Service indicating that the Federal Government is engaged in restoration planning for the Everglades National Park under the aegis of a Federal Restoration Working Group.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1995

The Bureau at its nineteenth session concluded that the site remains seriously threatened and recommended to the Committee that the site be retained on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.20
Everglades National Park (United States of America)

The Bureau recalled that the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1993 due to an increasing number of threats since the date of its inscription on the List in 1979. Federal State and local governments as well as private foundations have joined forces in providing significant financial support for the management of the site and for its long-term restoration. The Committee took note of a detailed report prepared by the American authorities which was presented at its eighteenth session.

The World Heritage Centre received a monitoring report from the National Park Service in May 1995 indicating that the Federal Government is engaged in restoration planning for the Everglades National Park under the aegis of a Federal Restoration Working Group. The Group provided a comprehensive statement listing priorities, recent accomplishments and critical next steps in the Federal programme for the Everglades restoration. The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida approved the acquisition of portions of the Frog Pond, a historically transitional wetland on the eastern boundary of the Park, crucial to the restoration of ground water levels and surface flow. Recent negotiations have led to agreement with property owners.

The Bureau concluded that the site remains seriously threatened and recommended that the site be retained on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

19 COM VII.A.1.9/6
SOC: Everglades National Park (United States of America)

VII.9 Everglades National Park (United States of America)

The Committee recalled that the site was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1993 due to an increasing number of threats since the date of its inscription on the World Heritage List in 1979 and that Federal State and local governments, as well as private foundations, had joined forces in providing significant financial support for the management of the site and its long-term restoration.

The World Heritage Centre presented a monitoring report, received from the State Party in November 1995, indicating that the rehabilitation of the Everglades ecosystem (restoration of water regime) would take 17 years at a cost of US$ 2 billion. The Committee commended the State Party for the actions taken to redress the situation.

The Committee, however, concluded that the site remains seriously threatened and decided that it be retained on theList of World Heritage in Danger.

The Bureau recommends the Committee to take note of the written information provided by the Secretariat and to adopt the following:

"The Committee concluded that the site remains seriously threatened and decided that it be retained on the List of World Heritage in Danger."

Report year: 1995
United States of America
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Natural
Criteria: (viii)(ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1993-2007, 2010-present
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* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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