Invasive species in Holguín
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- 11 / 21 / 2011
The eastern Cuban province Holguin has imposed new measures for the control and management of Invasive Alien Species (IAS). The danger that the presence of these means for the region's natural ecosystem is the root cause of preventive actions.
In this sense, an action plan combines efforts of experts in the field, first with the identification of areas most affected and most widespread species, told Radio Angulo Digital Ocaña researcher Frank Borrego, Department of Natural Resources Center CITMA Research.
In national parks Mensura-Pilot and Pico Cristal, and Biosphere Reserve Frijol in the mountains of eastern Holguin group, have identified a variety of IAS, coastal areas while those prevailing in Christopher Park Columbus, the municipality of Rafael Freyre, and the beach Caletones, Gibara, and other areas of farming and forestry.
Among the most widespread plant species, the Master of Science also mentioned the marabou, acacia and casuarina, since the rat, the clarity and the lionfish stand out among the animals, whose presence is impossible to remove, so prevention , control and management become indispensable tools.
"Therefore, lines are drawn for the job, because we learn to live with these species and find the best way to control and manage to reduce the size of their populations. This is to minimize its impact on our ecosystems it would be difficult and expensive to achieve their elimination, "he said.
Several human and natural factors causing the introduction of species in other settings outside their natural range, which is a major cause of biodiversity loss worldwide phenomenon of which the province of Holguin is not exempt.