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Volume One Winter 1998-Spring 1999 Numbers 3-4.
BIODIVERSITY IN CUBA*
Jorge Ramon Cuevas
Calle Rodriguez #57 e/Fomento y Ensenada
Ciudad de La Habana 7, Cuba
Published online: December 15, 2016
Cuba's diversity of flora and fauna is sketched, showing that its large quantity of species is matched in impressiveness by the percentage of species native to only Cuba and/or the archipelago of Cuban islands. The article makes the point that all global structures and productive processes are relevant to one another and to various ecosystems of land and sea. It also calls for greater sharing of the responsibilities for preservation of biodiversity, endangered species and the lands important for future survival of the earth and its peoples.
* The is a revised version of an article entitled "An Assessment of Biodiversity in Cuba," which previously appeared in the 1995 Inter-American Dialogue Report, The Environment in the U.S.-Cuban Relations: Opportunities and Challenges. The editor acknowledges the permission of the Inter-American Dialogue to publish this article.