Not all of Florida’s wetlands are the same. Florida wetlands are comprised of swamps, marshes, bogs, cypress domes and strands, sloughs, wet prairies, riverine swamps, mangrove swamps, and countless other forms of wet environments. The wetlands of Florida serve a great purpose in bringing balance to the ecosystem and providing a habitat for some of Florida’s rarest, most exotic creatures. The high rate of wetland loss in Florida has contributed to many environmental policies being established with the goal of protecting and restoring this essential type of environment in Florida.