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US-Cuba Scientific Expedition Studies Cuban Wildlife

Guantanamo, October 17 (RHC)-- Cuban and US researchers are on a 20-day joint scientific expedition to study local wildlife and biodiversity in the eastern region of the island.

The initiative is part of a collaborative accord between Cuba´s National History Museum, and organization with the Cuban Environment Ministry and the New York American Museum of National History.

The director of the Biodiversity and Conservation Center with the American Museum of National History, Ana Luz Porzecanski, said that the US team has carried out this kind of initiatives since 2013 in order to study natural history and discover new animal species in exceptional sites, such as the Alejandro de Humboldt Park, a large National Park in eastern Cuba.

The expert said they expect to discover unknown biodiversity aspects with the support of the Cuban scientists in the site, which was declared Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Porzecanski said that this joint initiative will be fruitful and will mark the beginning of a new stage of bilateral scientific collaboration between Cuba and the United States.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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