Protected Area Benefited in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
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- Ciego de Avila
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- 10 / 01 / 2008
The activities conducted in the area permit to control all the roads leading to the fauna refuge of the area, where there is also large populations of hardwood trees.
Within the protected spot, 10 hectares have been reforested so far, while others have been planted with cedar, mahogany, and fruit-bearing trees such as mango and avocado.
San Judas de Cunaguas, as the place is denominated in the Geography manuals, is part of the Great Wetland of the North, and stands out for its wide biodiversity and valuable landscapes; it is also noticeable the presence in the area of endemic, strange, vulnerable and threatened species, such as the parrots and parakeets.
The zone also holds a good representation of reptiles, birds like tocororo (Cuba’s national bird), toddy, several species of woodpeckers, and the second biggest population of cranes in Cuba.
The place also has over 900 varieties of plants, among them, honey and pollen producers, medicinal, ornamental, wood producer and many that can be used for human consumption and animal feeding, Many have several other uses as industrial and craftsmanship.