Cuba: International Symposium on Handling of Wetlands Closed

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Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban working group Gobernanza, specialized in coastal-marine ecosystems, closed today here the academic program of the 11th International Symposium on Handling of Wetlands, which was in session for five days, with experts of six nations.

Oral presentations about experiences of the work in the north coastal zone of the western province of Matanzas, in Varadero Beach, the most important tourist resort of Cuba, and in the region of Cienaga de Zapata, were included in the sessions.

The version called Escenarios de Dinamica Marina and its influence on the resource fresh water and agricultural areas in Los Palacios, Pinar del Rio, concluded the agenda of the event.

The event was organized by the Cuban Department of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), and the National Center of Protected Areas, and it tackled priority topics on these important and vulnerable ecosystems.

Oscar García delegated of the Citma of the territory matancero, mentioned to Prensa Latina that the event framed its contents in the project Tarea Vida,a plan of the Cuban government for struggling the climate change approved by the Cuban Cabinet in April this year.

There is still lacking perception of the magnitude of the affectation of the natural elements, and the task called Tarea Vida links the strategic clash to the climate change, studies, arranging of spaces and methods to be evaluated.

‘This event studied in depth these topics’, Garcia pointed out.

The managing committee emphasized the presence of personalities of the science in the reference subject-matter, both of the international and national ambience, which promoted approaches that supported the targets of the meeting.

Also the organizing group praised the incomparable ambience of Cienaga de Zapata, which helped to improve the design and implement activities rehabilitadoras, as well as those of mitigation and adaptation.

Other investigation topics such as networks, design implementation and impact, were also included.

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