HAVANA, Apr 2 (PL) The growth of nature tourism today consolidates the journey of many people to Cuba interested in the beauty of the landscape and, above all, tovisit the 13 botanical gardens of this country.
This archipelago, with a well conserved nature, and the effort of many people to maintain the ecosystem, also has to show that type of specialized scenario, with approach to the flora of different regions.
The list includes: The National Botanical Garden, Cienfuegos, the Juan Tomás Roig Experimental Station, the Fundamental Research Institute of Agriculture, and the Capaynicu.
Spokesmen of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) add to this list the provincial gardens of Holguin,Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Río, Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara, Soroa Orchid Garden and Fern Garden of Santiago de Cuba.
The whole national territory is tinged with these parks very useful for the investigations, but also extremely visited by the tourists.
This country concentrates two percent of the world’s flora, collected in the 13 aforementioned botanical gardens.
The nation has conserved seabed and around 4,000 kilometers of coral reefs, and 23 percent of the island territory exhibits some category of management, both National Park or Natural Reserve, among others.
Cuba has 11 National Parks, 12 Ecological Reserves, 1 Highlighted Natural Element, 12 Fauna Refuges, 2 Protected Natural Landscapes and 3 Protected Areas of Managed Resources.
Specialists from the National Botanical Garden, pointed out that in the world more than 150 million people visit this type of park, particularly in the European Union there are 50 million visits per year.
In particular, the National Botanical Garden of Cuba is an institution dedicated to the exhibition of tropical plant diversity, with a notable performance of environmental education actions. It also includes among its essential objectives the recreation of visitors.
This center was inaugurated on January 4, 1989, in conjunction with the Expocuba fairgrounds (both on the outskirts of Havana). It has an extension of 600 hectares and there are exposed 4,000 plant species.