Nature’s last stand

South Florida Ecosystem Preserve

The Ecosystem Preserve, established by FIU in 1978 as a place of recreation, education and research at University Park, is at least 6,500 years old. It is home to many indigenous plants, insects, birds and mammals, as well as several habitats, including the scarce, tree-rich Pine Rockland and Rockland Hammock habitats, both of which are down to less than 2 percent of their original coverage in South Florida.

To learn more about the Preserve, check out FIU Magazine’s 2008 winter issue.

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