#UNDP Assesses Cuban #Biodiversity Protection Program (+video)

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By Prensa Latina

UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Cuba, Soledad Bauza, stated here today that the National Biodiversity Program is an essential pillar for tackling climate change.

In relation to Cuba, it is vital because its status as a small island state makes it vulnerable to an increase in the average sea levels, an increase in temperature and an intensification of drought, the official told Prensa Latina.

Presented yesterday, and under the auspices of the UNDP, the program contains 20 concrete actions to minimize the loss of species of flora and fauna by the end of this decade.

To achieve it, the program is focused on five key objectives, among them to address the underlying causes of the phenomenon, to control the major threats to the species, to promote their sustainable use, and conserving ecosystems, habitats, species, and genes.

This strategy constitutes the main action platform for the implementation of the strategic objectives defined in the national environmental policy to face the loss of biodiversity, she explained.

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