The Florida Everglades are a unique part of the state found in its southern region. As the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades consists of 1.5 million acres of sawgrass, marshes, mangrove forests, and wetlands and is home to some of the most exotic, rare, and endangered species of plants and animals in the world. The Everglades is a popular tourists attraction. Many Floridians and travelers alike enjoy visiting the Everglades each year and walking the numerous trails in the area, taking a boat tour of Florida Bay and Ten Thousand Island, or going on a tram ride through shark valley. While the Everglades has seen an influx of human influence over the last several decades, the State of Florida and the United States Congress have agreed to pass legislation to restore most of the land harmed or lost in the Everglades in order to protect the environment and the countless inhabitants that are now endangered. The implementation of these restoration policies is set to take place in the coming years.