The Polymita picta, known as the Cuban national snail, is a beautiful endemic mollusk species in danger of extinction, exclusive to eastern Cuba, which gained second place in Mollusk of the Year 2021, a competition organized by the Translational Biodiversity Genomics Centre and Unitas Malacologica
The recent approval of the Decree-Law on Animal Welfare in Cuba confirms the government's willingness to prioritize this issue through a specific regulation, sources from the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) assured on Saturday.
In the municipality of Viñales, known for its famous valley in western Cuba, there is also the Great Cavern of Saint Thomas (Santo Tomás), the most important cave system in the Caribbean archipelago, considered the largest in Central America, the Antilles and South America.
BY YAHUMILA HIDALGO CERUTO, PHOTOS: DANY HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ
Mil Cumbres is a protected area in the province of Pinar del Río, where nature tourism services promote its well preserved flora, its diverse mountain landscapes are ideal for photography and the possibility to learn local traditions is always present.