Humedal Delta del Cauto

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Humedal Delta del Cauto

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    47,836 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    20°33'N 77°12'W
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Humedal Delta del Cauto. 18/11/02. Granma, Las Tunas. 47,836 ha. 20°34'N, 077°12'W. Two Protected Areas within site. The largest delta in Cuba and one of the most important in the Caribbean, the Humedal Delta del Cauto is an intricate system of estuaries, lagoons, marshes and swamps of singular beauty. Its inaccessibility and difficulty of transit have kept anthropic effects to a minimum at the site. The local flora includes some of the best preserved mangrove populations (four species) in Cuba, as well as several species of Copernicia. Several vulnerable and endangered animal species inhabit the site, among them the endemic Cuban parakeet (Aratinga euops), Cuban tree-duck (Dendrocygna arborea) and Birama anole (Anolis birama). This wetland is also considered a major contributor to the productiveness (fisheries) of the Gulf of Guacanayabo, where the Río Cauto flows out to the sea. Ramsar site no. 1236. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Granma,Las Tunas

  • National legal designation: 
    • Protected Wildlife Areas
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