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Cuba Presents Experience in Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN Conference

United Nations, June 8 (RHC-PL)-- Cuba's Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and the Environment José Fidel Santana on Wednesday addressed the United Nations Conference on Oceans, where he spoke about Cuba's experience in the preservation of its marine spaces.

At the forum, which ends tomorrow, June 9th, the Cuban official said that 18.9 percent of the country's marine area is managed as protected areas, exceeding the 10 percent goal of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 on the protection of oceans.

Deputy minister Santana also pointed to the recent approval of the State Plan for the Confrontation of Climate Change, which he noted stands out among the Cuban measures to protect its marine spaces.

The Cuban environmental official then called on the international community to commit themselves to the goal of preserving oceans and seas for future generations, so that they can make use of marine biodiversity in a sustainable way towards their livelihood and development.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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