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Alligators and Crocodiles Aid in Everglades Preservation

Alligators and crocodiles are beginning to play a larger role in helping scientists figure out how Everglades conservation efforts have succeeded. In an effort to help preserve the wetlands, researchers are following the movements of the alligators and crocodiles by implanting a chip that transmit data to an application using Google Maps. With continued conservation efforts, we hope to see our unique and pristine wetlands and Orlando airboat rides thrive for years to come.

The data will help scientists determine the reptiles’ response to the changing ecosystem, including their size, weight, numbers and habitat. It may not seem very constructive, but in fact, this information is important in analyzing the health of the Everglades because it helps us determine how the health of the Everglades is changing and how it is affecting wildlife. Water levels in the Everglades are linked to many species of wildlife in the everglades because it is a factor in determining their food supply.

Lower water levels mean that there are fewer plants providing shelter and nesting, and it means that there would be less fish for animals to feed on, which can result in the decline of many animal species. Lacoste, a French clothing brand who uses a crocodile as their logo, is helping preserve crocodiles and alligators in the Everglades and is donating $150,000 over the course of three years to help save crocodiles around the globe.

With all of the conservation efforts to make our Orlando airboat rides the best they can be, we hope that others see the importance of these reptiles in the Everglades. Wild Florida provides guests with the ultimate airboat experience in Orlando. Book one of our Orlando airboat rides today by calling us at 407-901-2563 or book a tour online now!