Wednesday, 05 June 2019 13:26

National Workshop on Protected Areas Underway in Las Tunas

Written by Elena Diego Parra
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The first National Workshop on Sustainable Management of Protected Areas BIODIVERSIDAD Las Tunas 2019 is underway until next Friday, June 7, at the Family Club Motel, with the participation of researchers, specialists and technicians who manage the protection of these habitats.

National Program of Biological Diversity

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Luis Carlos Salas Lobaina, conservation specialist of the Flora and Fauna base business unit of the province, told 26Digital that the meeting's main objective is to share the different actions carried out throughout the Cuban archipelago in pursuit of the conservation of biodiversity in protected areas.

Salas Lobaina said that "we are aware of the attendance of representatives from Guantánamo, Holguín, Camagüey, Havana and the headquarters. The program will feature valuable conferences on climate change and biodiversity management, as well as papers on the economic valuation of ecosystems."

The specialist highlighted that Las Tunas maintains a praiseworthy work in environmental conservation by having seven protected areas, all managed. At the end of 2018, compliance with the 20 goals committed in the National Program of Biological Diversity was monitored here, 18 of which show encouraging results. Only two are partially met, because the status of prioritized ecosystems such as reefs and mangroves is not fully known.

On this first day the delegates attend the central activities of the province for the World Environment Day in the community of Sabalo, in Jobabo, and the Fernandina's flicker festival.

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