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Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Preserve

Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Preserve
The Rosario Mountains were the first place that UNESCO declared to be a biosphere preserve under its Man and Biosphere program, in 1985.  This area has steep elevations and beautiful valleys formed by crystal-clear rivers.  Its forests have several endemic species of plants and animals, including colorful birds whose songs are very attractive.
An ecological station is in charge of research, conservation and management of the area’s ecosystems.  The environmental educational work that its staff does with the people who live in the area—especially the children—is of great importance.

A sustainable development project is being carried out in this area to make conservation a part of the people’s way of life and work.

Hiking along the trails in the Rosario Mountains, you can see Yellow-headed Warblers (Teretistris fernandinae), Fernandina’s Flickers (Colaptes fernandinae), Cuban Pygmy Owls (Glaucidium siju), Cuban Todys (Todus multicolor), Cuban Trogons (Priotelus temnurus) and other birds.

Las Terrazas—a community in which a social, economic and cultural project brings the inhabitants in closer contact with their environment—is located inside the biosphere preserve.

Don’t miss this opportunity to relax in the shade of Pinar del Río’s forests, swim in its natural pools and the rivers that run through these narrow valleys, and explore the ruins of old French coffee plantations that once contributed to the region’s economy.

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