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The U.S. National Park Service preserves 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. There are 58 national parks in the system, as varied as the country that houses them. Yellowstone thrills visitors with its explosive grandeur, Acadia charms with its carriage roads. The giant wonders of Sequoia, the Everglades' "river of grass," the natural skyscrapers of Arches, the frozen beauty of Wrangell-St. Elias—to experience them all would take a lifetime.
Our U.S. national parks are more than mere recreational destinations. They are repositories of the nation's biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world.
Biodiversity thrives in the national parks of the United States; through protection of the environment, many plant and animal species survive which have become endangered or extinct in other parts of the world due to climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and invasion from both humans and other plant/animal species.
In addition, national parks support a number of ecosystems which exist to support plant and animal species, as well as protecting the environment. The protection of both biodiversity and ecosystems, through the national park system, ensures the survival of both plant and animal species and the natural environment for future generations.
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