The preservation at all costs of the biological diversity in the northern area of the Matanzas coast is one of the fundamental actions of the Task Life and is part of one of the articles of the Constitution of the Republic. Our country is the one of greater plurality of the Antilles for the richness of its species and the degree of endemism present in its flora and fauna.
In order to have an idea, the Island has an area of more than 67,800 square kilometers, in which scenario the value of coastal and marine ecosystems for ecological stability becomes clear. The high endemism is due to its geographical isolation, given by the insularity condition of the archipelago and the latitudinal and climatic differences.
In this sense, the specialized Cuban institutions offer a decisive contribution to the environmental conservation policy. Its importance in our environment lies, among many other features, in the representation of vascular plants that contribute to the system for the distribution of water and nutrients in the coastal zone.
Protecting this biodiversity becomes a strategic objective in the conservation of soils and the animal and plant wealth that lives in these places, so that the survival of the Island needs the support of the population settlements and the structures of the State that benefit of these beautiful natural heritages.