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Soroa Botanic and Orchid Garden

The Soroa Botanic and Orchid Garden, which is the only one of its kind in Cuba, occupies an area of 35,000 m2 and is dedicated primarily to the cultivation of orchids. The fresh and humid climate of this place fosters the development of these exotic plants. Located to the west of Havana inside the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve,it lies outside the town of Candelaria in the province of Artemisa.

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A New Cuban Atlas

By Ana Laura Arbesú

The Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT in Spanish) was founded in 1962 by Cuban geographer, archaeologist and speleologist Núñez Jiménez, the brains behind the “Amazon to Caribbean Canoe Voyage”, and the organization will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a number of projects.

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Charco Azul Ranch, Nature Tourism

By Mailín Suárez Díaz, Photos: Courtesy of Flora y Fauna

Located in the western province of Artemisa, between the small town of Cayajabos and the 47th km of the National Havana-Pinar del Rio Highway, the Charco Azul Ranch is ideal for lovers of birdwatching, hiking and horseback riding. The site, which today belongs to the National Wildlife Protection Company (ENPPFF) has a centuries-old history.

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Cuba Updates Environmental Strategies

By: Vivian Collazo, Photos by Prensa Latina

Cuba´s Biological Diversity Program and action plan, in the process of being updated for the 2015-2020 period, aims to stop national biodiversity losses through sustainable options and the implementation of conservation measures. Experts are confident that a document outlining the way forward could be drafted by identifying and establishing courses of action consistent with the national political, social, and economic guidelines, as well as with the Economy Plan and development strategies for the implementation of international environmental commitments.

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To Protect Nature is to Protect Humanity

By Mercy Ramos Photos: Courtesy of Osmel Francis, José Meriño

It is no secret for anybody that the future of humanity is in the hands of man himself; hence, the need to make the right decisions now and to change our lifestyles to be able to ensure the preservation of the human species and the planet in general in the near future.

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Boca de Guamá Protecting the Cuban Crocodile

By Wilfredo Alayón

​Boca de Guamá, the most popular tourist center in the swampland of Ciénaga de Zapata in the western Cuban province of Matanzas, is home to an important crocodile breeding farm.The Ciénaga de Zapata is the largest and best-preserved wetland in the Caribbean islands, and is a Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar site.

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Renewable Energy, a Praiseworthy thy Option

Cuba, like any other developing country, needs above all to conserve resources for electric power generation, which is why studies are underway to make it possible in the not-so-distant future to extensively develop renewable energy. 

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