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 Over 40 papers on Cuba's northern swamp examined
The Cuban experience in handling and conservation of fragile ecosystems is being discussed in the First International Workshop on the Great Swampland north of Ciego de Avila, at the center of the island.

Local and foreign scientists are here until next Thursday in the natural park El Baga, located in Cayo Coco, to exchange ideas on monitoring the biodiversity and the inter-relation plant-animal life in that place, declared Ramsar Site since 2002.

Luis Alfaro, provincial director of the enterprise Flora and Fauna, reported that over 40 research papers are being discussed in the event on the ecology, biology of preservation and the management of that Cuban protected area.

Participants will also apréciate the incidence of construction, water resources, geological research and the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment for the better use of that ecosystem.

The swampland North of Ciego de Avila province has six protected areas where a group of unique beauty, with fine and white sands, dunes, lagoons, the second biggest coral barrier in the world and great water bird populations thrive.

In Cuba, over 445 thousand acres are considered Ramsar sites, classification given internationally to a convention on the environment.

Source: CubaSi

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