Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba


Science to protect nature

Gloria Machado León 2 agosto, 2014

Researchers and environmental specialists from the territorial delegation in Matanzas carried out the CITMA-Technical Advisory Council for the month of July, a meeting of scientific work that responds to the call made ​​by comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, at the Conference of the United Nations on Environment and Development, held in July 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in which he said “Tomorrow will be too late to do what we should have done long ago”

At the meeting the lawyer Angel Alfonso released the results of the institutional project developed and implemented in the Cienaga de Zapata swamp in order to form a Community strategy on climate change adaptation for wetlands in Cuba.

The study, highlighted Alfonso, proposes the need to educate swamp communities  to minimize harmful interference with such sites rich in biodiversity but highly vulnerable, since according to forecasts 60 percent of Matanzas wetland may be affected with the elevation of sea ​​level.

This project was added to the capacity building for the strengthening of the local development in the town of Union de Reyes holding by engineer Mairene Benítez, the proposal for a new scientific and technological service by the Master of Science Annia Serrate and procedure to improve the payment system by results, by the master of Science Alexander Mena.

The climax of the CITMA Technical-Advisory Council was the presentation of the third issue of the Bulletin COSTATENAS, a Juan Alfredo Cabrera´s idea, a professor at the Camilo Cienfuegos University of Matanzas , led to the dissemination of scientific articles, topics related to the costs and proper management, development projects, among other topics.


Original text by Ana González Goicochea on August 2nd, 2014

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