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  • Area: 
    313,500 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    22°27'N 78°48'W
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Buenavista. 18/11/02. Villa Clara, Sancti Spiritus. 313,500 ha. 22°27'N, 078°49'W. National Park, Protected Area, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Located in Cuba's central region, Buenavista is made up of various coastal and continental wetland types, including extensive beaches and dune systems, coastal lagoons, mangroves and karst. The karstic mound formations in Buenavista Bay are unique within the Cuban archipelago. The site boasts important flora and fauna, as well as areas of high archeological, speleological, and cultural value. Currently, there are no human settlements within the wetland, which is protected under different conservation schemes, but various economic activities take place in the area, among them commercial and sports fishing, forestry, cattle farming and tourism. Conservation efforts are centered on regulating these activities, as well as on improving management capacity of the site. Ramsar site no. 1233. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Villa Clara,Sancti Spiritus

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
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