Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Edith Felipe, coordinator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cuba, praised here the work of Cuba in the protection and conservation of biological diversity, an issue in which important steps are taken.
Felipe told the Prensa Latina news agency, after the opening ceremony of the workshop of the 6th National Report on the Convention on Biological Diversity, that Cuba is a pioneer country in taking steps in this field, while developing an approach on ecosystem management.
She said that, in fact, the way these various issues are managed becomes an important measure for adapting to climate change.
For Felipe, there are many examples in Cuba in this regard, both in the ocean and soil, such as the southern archipelagos and the northern protected area Sabana-Camaguey, which manage conservation of ecosystems by linking production and services to the community.
She also highlighted the conservation work on the southwestern shore with the reforestation in the mangrove swamp, outlined to limit the rise in sea level across the areas most jeopardized by the surge of the sea.
This approach based on ecosystems is probably one of the key actions we develop here, said Felipe referring to the workshop that begins today, to prepare the 6th National Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Biological Diversity for 2020.