"Some of Florida's signature species, from Florida manatees to American crocodiles, are on their way to recovery thanks to the Endangered Species Act," said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, based in Tucson, Ariz.
The Center for Biological Diversity released a new report, "On Time, On Target," Friday to mark Endangered Species Day.
Of six species cited to highlight Florida's "success stories" in endangered-species recovery, five are native to the Keys: Key deer, manatees, American crocodiles, Atlantic green sea turtles and the wood stork.
Suckling said the report was spurred by congressional critics of the Endangered Species Act, who contend it's "failing badly" because more species have not recovered.
Using animal population reports from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and independent scientific studies, the report looked at 110 endangered or threatened species that have achieved progress in recovery.
July, 2nd, 2012, Islamorada, Florida Keys. Per Jan Keller, Islamorada’s top producing Realtor. “It is great to see that our Keys wildlife is recovering and getting stronger.
When asked to explain, Jan remarked, Our unique wildlife is one of the reasons people in Florida come down here to visit. This is especially true for our wading Birds which attract viewers and photographers.
When asked how this could possibly affect the Keys Real Estate market, Jan remarked, based on history, more visitors to the Keys, simply means more Vacation homes and Retirement homes will get bought. So, whenever we see boosts in tourism like this, it always directly affects our Real Estate Business.
Bottom line is that the Keys are a great destination resort area and rank among the world's best places to visit and especially to live.
About Jan Keller. Jan is a Top producing Real Estate agent and the owner of the Florida website www.kellerporterteam.com designed specifically to help people relocating to Islamorada and the upper Florida Keys.