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Unique Atlas on Guanahacabibes
Some 200 carsic accidents and 145 archeological sites were studied in the Guanahacabibes peninsula to prepare the Ethno-Ecological Atlas, the most complete research work on the region.

Sources from Ecovida (Provincial Center of Research and Environmental Services) told Prensa Latina that the two-year study took experts on expeditions in the region, 166 miles west of Havana.

Supported by a hundred cartographic records, the Atlas allows locating sites containing strong aboriginal evidence, and provides elements of the possible origin of pre-Columbian migrations in the region, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

It also contains a social and natural analysis of the region, humankind's impact on the environment and an update of human enclaves from pre-Hispanic times to date.

According to Ecovida experts, the atlas provides information on the region's climate, flora, fauna, landscapes and tourist excursions in the National Park.

The publication of the Ethno-Ecological Atlas is part of a project by the Office for the Integral Development of Guanahacabibes to promote knowledge of that region.

The peninsula, which has a small population, has several settlements that are closely linked to a socio-economic, cultural and environmental projects aimed at improving the people's living conditions.


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