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Vinales National Park promotes the preservation the freshwater shrimp
María Emma Palacios Lamagne, breeding specialist of endemic animals of the Park and in charge of the project, expressed that with the help of the farmers of the region will develop the shellfish in semi-natural conditions.

The crustacean is an endemic subspecies of the creeks of Sierra de los Organos and mainly inhabits in the rivers Ancón, San Vicente and Pan de Azúcar.

The project is in the second stage and so far there is a management area for the preservation of this kind of shrimp in Ancón Valley and another one in Pan de Azúcar.

In order to contribute to the ecological conservation of the species, 50 percent of the production will rejoin the natural milieu from which the initial breeding animals were taken and mechanisms will be put in practice to incorporate the crustacean to the gastronomic network of the municipality.

The proposal is part of a project started in 2000 and financed by the Government of Canaries, that includes other lines of actions such as the reproduction of the terrestrial snail (Zachrysia Guanensis) and the bull toad.


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