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Growing attention on Cuba’s natural sites

Growing attention on Cuba’s natural sites

Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) As a counterpart to the impact of Covid-19, the attention on nature and adventure tourism in Cuba, and particularly in its Ramsar sites, is growing in the world.
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That criterion is supported by guides from the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) consulted by Prensa Latina via e-mail and corroborated by requests for information from potential foreign visitors via Internet.

Even the Spanish electronic bulletin Buenviajeacuba shows that interest and Cuba’s excellent potential in terms of this type of vacation.

Precisely, before the pandemic, such recreational options were growing in terms of participants, at a time when more than four million foreign visitors visited Cuba every year.

Negotiated in the 1960s between countries and non-governmental organizations concerned about the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitats for migratory waterbirds, the Ramsar Convention is the oldest of these international agreements.

It is a deal dedicated to the environment that remains in force, adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 (hence its name), with its inception in 1975.

Cuba joined the Contracting Countries of the Convention in 2001, and it currently has six areas designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites).

With the implementation of the Ramsar protocols in these wetlands, the Cuban Government is implementing strategies for their conservation, including the creation of management plans, the establishment of improved urban and agricultural zoning and the promotion of scientific research.

In addition, these are attractive scenarios for nature and adventure tourism, which in Cuba is mainly handled by the specialized travel agency Ecotur.

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