The Guanahacabibes peninsula in Cuba one of the major corridors for migratory birds safe after hurricanes
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- Intense rains and floods
- Pinar del Río
- 09 / 17 / 2008
The only sequels are burned leaves in trees on the edge of the forest, and some movements of sand and corals due to high waves, expert Osmani Borrego told Prensa Latina.
He added that turtle nests are not in danger, as experts are inspecting the beach to protect the eggs.
Four of the world's seven species of marine turtles lay their eggs in the peninsula, located in Cuba's westernmost tip.
The region, also known as El Cabo (The Cape), holds one of the last jungles in the Caribbean region, which remained intact, despite the strong winds and heavy rains.
Guanahacabibes is one of the major corridors for migratory birds in the country, and a safe haven for endangered species such as partridges, and other birds like tocororos (Cuban trogons), Cuba's national bird, Borrego added.
A refuge for corsairs and pirates centuries ago, the Guanahacabibes peninsula holds more than 300 well-preserved archeological sites, some of which are related to shipwrecks and the presence of aborigines.