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The Zapata Swamp’s water heritage is recognized

Gloria Machado León 28 mayo, 2016

The largest wetland in the Caribbean, the Zapata Swamp in Matanzas, stands between the catchment areas of national interest and shows the Cuban management for environmental protection.

The richness of that aquifer from Matanzas, the largest and least populated of the island, together with other attributes such as the status of Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar Site, highlight the importance of natural resources for the nation.

Cuban ecosystems care declared total of ten in the country; the former was the Mayari river, covering the territory of the same name Holguin and spans the Second Front, San Luis and Songo La Maya, Santiago de Cuba.

Zapata Swamp has a karstic drainage system is the best conserved regions matanceras green cover their forests, inhabited by native species of flora and fauna.


Original text by on May 28th, 2016

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