The Everglades is a unique wetland ecosystem that spans across central and south Florida. Not only popular in the state, but the Everglades is also an international interest for United States National Park travelers, environmentalists, and nature lovers. But conservation and protection are needed now more than ever due to human and natural changes. Readers will enjoy learning about the unique ecosystem while also get inspired on how to help the Everglades in their own ways.
Everglades: An Ecosystem Facing Choices and Challenges, Second Edition, brings key updates to topics like invasive species, water conversation issues, and restoration efforts. New photos and updated sidebars and inserts give the second edition a much-deserved contemporary glance into what the Everglades is like today, and how locals, tourists, and all those interested in environmentalism can preserve and enhance its natural splendor.
Author Anne E. Ake is not only revising the book with her own vast environmental and conservation knowledge but brings in expertise from colleagues and professionals in Everglades conservationism. Everglades has been praised by professors in the field, like Dr. Tom Poulson from Florida Atlantic University, in spaces like Everglades Literacy, a part of the Everglades Foundation. Join Ake as she uncovers the choices and challenges this beloved wetland ecosystem is facing today
Anne E. Ake has written books and numerous magazine articles on the arts, people, and nature. She is a member of RMA Bay Watch, the local Audubon group, and the Native Plant Society. Ake worked for By Arts Alliance as a writer, photographer, editor, and designer, where she started the bimonthly magazine Bay Arts and Entertainment. Later, Ake produced newsletters for the US Navy in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department. As a board member of the Visual Arts Center, Ake started the “Natures Gallery” with Friends of St. Andrews State Park.
Ake lived, years ago, on Andrews Air Force Base deep in the Everglades, perfect for her conservationist and naturalist work on the Glades. Now, she lives in Bay County, Florida, in the Panhandle. One of her notable other works, Turning Turtles in Tortuguero, has received many rave reviews from conservationists and those interested in environmentalism.