Loma de Cunagua, a Protected Landscape in Cuba

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The Loma de Cunagua, a protected region located in the Cuban province of Ciego de Avila, is currently under a reforestation and improvement programme of its floral heritage.

Workers from the Enterprise for Flora and Fauna Protection undertake the planting of new timber and fruit trees to improve habitat and shelter for hundreds of animals living there.

Felipe Guizan, senior specialist of this unit, told Prensa Latina that they also maintain roads and trails through the woods to protect the area against fire.

This site, which is considered one of the greatest heights of the province with 364 meters above sea level, stands out for its biodiversity and natural landscapes that protects a group of endemic, vulnerable and endangered species.

The area is also inhabited by a variety of reptiles, 83 families, 265 genera and more than 300 species of higher plants, most of them are native to the region, Guizan added.


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