HAVANA, Feb. 24th The political and economic isolation that Cuba has suffered in the last 60 years protected the island from invasive species,
which is considered an ecological find, according to research published by the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
“Although several factors are likely to contribute to Cuba’sinvasion deficit’ – perhaps the ecosystems there are more resistant to invasions, for example – the country’s economy after the Revolution definitely plays an important role,” explains Brown.
Hence, the island’s trading partners are also its source of invasive species. Faced with the possibility of strengthening the tourism sector, if a viable negotiation occurs between the United States and Cuba, the scientific community is expected to demand from its authorities actions to protect the island from invasive species, and thereby help “preserve its exceptional biodiversity ”, refers National Geographic.