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The large wetland located north of Ciego de Ávila, one of the Cuban ecosystems bearing international importance due to its incredible biodiversity, was benefited during the last seven years from the planting of more than a 1 800 hectares of trees.

The improved surface is located in the municipality of Bolivia, which area classifies as habitat for abundant wild fauna, while serving as a migratory corridor for several species.

Forests on that zone cover more than 45 thousand hectares and were favoured with the planting of green strips and the reinstatement of species of high economic value, to avoid fires.

William Nerey Contrera, in charge of th of the forest service in the Ciego de Ávila territory, informed that together with the naturalistic interest the continuity is guaranteed of works with social repercussion, the production of charccoal to export and boxes for the storing of fruits and vegetables.

The Great Wetland of the North, as some specialists call this zone, streches over 226 875 hectares corresponding to the municipalities of Bolivia, Moron and Chambas, with very beautiful beaches, Cubas highest sand dunes and a rich marine platform that makes the expanse an important supplier of fishing resources.

In the place there are more than 20 thousand aquatic birds as permanent residents, among them, rosy flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and some others considered rare, as the Black Billed Whistling-Duck, the White-cheeked Pintail and some cranes.


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