Introduction

The Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States, covering over 600,000 hectares of wetland. An unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther besides the well-known alligators. A total of 350 different bird, 300 fresh and salt water fish, 50 reptile and 40 mammal species have been recorded in the Everglades. The Everglades have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. However, they were classified as endangered in 1993 because of increasing pollution from fertilizers and mercury, the drainage of the area, and the devastating effects of Hurricane Andrew, and are therefore listed on the Red List of World Heritage in Danger. Using the Everglades and other wetlands as models, we investigate ecological relationships, learn to assess human interventions and their possible / actual effects and work to develop counter-strategies. The subtropical Everglades are particularly suitable, as every plant and every animal species that is introduced into this area can survive, reproduce and spread due to the pleasant climate.

  • date

    11 to 21 November 2021

  • location

    Florida, USA

  • course duration

    11 days

  • course language

    German/English

  • participants

    a minimum of 8 participants is required

  • course fee

    € 1.290, incl all transfers in Florida

Expert-Guided Field Trip

Our itinerary takes us from Miami to the Florida Keys, where we investigate the water world of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico and hopefully detect some rare bird species. Our field trip focuses on the Everglades National Park and its native and introduced or even invasive inhabitants. We continue our route through the Everglades towards the Gulf of Mexico where we explore a diverse range of wildlife refuges. Crossing the Southern Florida inland we finally return to Miami on the Atlantic coastline.

accommodation

US standard hotel/motel rooms

flights

e.g. Vienna – Miami – Vienna

zero risk

should the event not take place due to Covid / travel restrictions, we guarantee the deduction-free reimbursement of all amounts already transferred to us!

Expert-Guided Field Trip

The Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States, covering over 600,000 hectares of wetland. An unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther besides the well-known alligators. A total of 350 different bird, 300 fresh and salt water fish, 50 reptile and 40 mammal species have been recorded in the Everglades. The Everglades have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. However, they were classified as endangered in 1993 because of increasing pollution from fertilizers and mercury, the drainage of the area, and the devastating effects of Hurricane Andrew, and are therefore listed on the Red List of World Heritage in Danger. Using the Everglades and other wetlands as models, we investigate ecological relationships, learn to assess human interventions and their possible / actual effects and work to develop counter-strategies. The subtropical Everglades are particularly suitable, as every plant and every animal species that is introduced into this area can survive, reproduce and spread due to the pleasant climate.

Program *

  • sensitive environments & human influence
  • threats & protection of endangered species
  • invasive species and loss of habitat
  • local conservation projects
  • the Great Florida Reef – 270 kilometers of living coral
  • diving / snorkeling / kayaking
  • nature photography
  • meeting local experts

ECTS accredited with various universities

All participants receive a certificate of participation

* program changes reserved

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