Caribbean Tourism

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

When the Spanish arrived at the end of the 15th century more than 90% of Cuba was covered with forest. However, clearance for cattle raising and sugar cane reduced this proportion: 75% of the land is now savannah or plains, 18% mountains and 4% swamps. A reforestation programme aims to increase Cuba’s forests to 27% of the total area by 2000. Besides semi-...