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Everywhere in the landscape of Pinar del Rio, palm trees tower all vegetation welcoming every one and giving shade on the hot sunny days. Standing majestically, they are the deity well revered by the local people practicing animalism. However, out of 100 species, 14 are in danger of extinction. Alone in the province of Pinar, the Colpothrinax wrightii, Copernicia brittonorum, Copernicia fallensis, coccothrinax crinita are endangered species. With the difficult economic situations, the inhabitants were forced cut the wood to use as fuel. Every part of the palm tree is used; the fruit is used as animal feed, the palm leaves thatched to become roofs to ‘bohios’ or houses and their trunks the frames of these habitation. An overexploitation of the forest resources led to an ecological imbalance. Their habitat being destroyed, some species came on the verge of extinction, as it was difficult for them to regenerate. A plan was essential to redress the ecological balance. Educational campaigns, propagation of the plants as well as reintroduction of the endangered flora were launched. The goal is now to replenish the forest where lived more endemic plants and creatures than today.

 
 

 

Cuba Endangered Trees

 

 
 
 
Cuba Vinales

 

Cuba Vinales

 

 
Cuba Botanical Garden

 

Botanical Garden

 

 
Cuba Caves
 

 

 Cuba Caves
 

 

 
Cuba Provinces
 

 

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Cuba Cueva de Jose Michel
 

 

Cueva de Jose Michel
 

 

 
Cuba Cueva del Indio
 

 

Cueva del Indio
 

 

 
Cuba Endangered Trees
 

 

Endangered Trees

 

 
Cuba Farmer
 

 

Cuba Farmer

 

 
Cuba Gorges Vinales
 

 

Gorges Vinales

 

 
Cuba Inside the Caves
 

 

Inside the Caves

 

 
Cuba Three Mountain Ranges
 

 

Three Mountain Ranges
 

 

 
Cuba Tobacco Field
 

 

Tobacco Field

 

 
Cuba Valley Vinales
 

Valley Vinales
 

 

 
Cuba Vinales Village
 

Vinales Village

 

 
Cuba Agriculture in Vinales
 

Agriculture in Vinales

 

   

 


 

 

 

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