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Ciénaga de Zapata (Cuba)

Ciénaga de Zapata (Cuba)

Imatge Situated on the southern coast of Cuba, the Ciénaga de Zapata Biosphere Reserve is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean region. Ciénaga de Zapata was designated as Ramsar site in 2001. This area is a cluster biosphere reserve with several core areas, highly valuable for conservation located in the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park. This reserve shows a great diversity of ecosystems and land cover types as grasslands, mangrove forests, Ciénaga forest, and semi-deciduous forest, evergreen coastal and sub-coastal forest; coastal and sub-coastal matorral, coral reefs and coastal lagoons.


Declaration Date: 2000

Country: Cuba

Surface Area: 625,354 ha

Resident population: 9,011 inhabitants

Contact: Jorge Luis Jiménez Hernández    jimenez@zapata.atenas.inf.cu

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