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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  General Description  
  Major ecosystem type   Tropical dry or deciduous forest including coastal/marine component
  Major habitats & land cover types   Semi-deciduous forest with Byrsonima roigii, Callicarpa roigii, Eugenia roigii etc.; evergreen forest; mangrove; marshland; coastal scrublands; rocky habitats; sand dunes; coral reefs; marine habitats; agroecosystems with tobacco, fruits etc.; pasture land
  Location   21°41' to 22°03'N; 84°10' to 84°57'W
  Area (hectares)    
  Total   119,189
  Core area(s)   34,856 (of which marine: 16,400)
  Buffer zone(s)   73,635 (of which marine: 3,424)
  Transition area(s) when given   10,698
  Altitude (metres above sea level)   0 to +25
  Year designated   1987
  Administrative authorities   Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA) Ministerio de la Agricultura (MINAGRI) Ministerio del Turismo
  Brief description   Bioclimate
Ethnobotanic and communitary development
Monitoring of resident and migratory bird communities
Dynamics of sand littoral
Dynamics of different functions of different forest types
Conservation of biodiversity
Evaluation of impact of tourism
Cost - benefit analysis in ecotourism
Influence of Environmental education programs in the conservation and management of biodiversity
Environmental and sustainable development
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, geology, hydrology.
  Biodiversity   Beach/soft bottom, biodiversity, birds, conservation, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, forest systems, methodologies, migrating populations/migration.
  Socio-economic   Capacity building, economic studies, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, environmental change, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, management issues, sustainable development/sustainable use.
  Contact address   Làzaro Márquez Llaugert
Reserva de la Biosfera Península de Guanahacabibes
Ministerio de Ciencias tecnología y Medio Ambiente
 Pinar del Río
  Telephone   (53) 48 750 366

Last updated: 30/10/2007

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