Eco Study Cuba is comprised of environmentalists and enthusiasts from the United States, Canada, and the Republic of Cuba, who are dedicated to teaching people about Cuba’s many unspoiled environmental treasures. We provide a unique educational opportunity for people who wish to observe and learn about unspoiled corals and the coral reefs of Cuba and the pristine jungles and mountains.
Reservations can be made on a first come first serve basis for environmental education tours leaving from Miami and Key West, Florida. Our price includes hotel accommodations with breakfast, in addition to airfare and destination management services.
Current passports are required.
The Republic of Cuba and the United States have recently moderated the access requirements for travel to Cuba for citizens of the United States through a People to People agreement.
Families, as well as students and other interested people, are invited to study the nature reserves, national parks, coral reefs and other areas unique to the natural but fragile conditions of Cuba. From the highest peaks of the eastern and western parts of the Cuban mainland, to some of Cuba's finest coastal reefs, cays, and islands, you can observe 48 protected areas dispersed throughout Cuba and its territorial waters. These constitute a huge variety of ecosystems of the highest value in representing the nature in Cuba.
Each protected area is important to local or national ecology. Four are national parks, three are ecological reserves, five are reserves managed for plants, one is an area of outstanding landscape beauty, sixteen are wildlife reserves, one is an outstanding natural monument, and seventeen are protected areas for managed resources.
The animal life in Cuba is abundant with very peculiar species like the smallest frog of the hemisphere, Monte Iberia Dwarf Eleuth, and the butterfly bat (Natalus lepidus)--one of the smallest of the planet. The Bee Hummingbird is known as the smallest bird in the world at only 7 centimeters. The Cuban Crocodile is one of the most primitive reptiles in the world. The Cuban Solenodon, a giant among the insectivorous mammals that live in the planet, and the Cuban Gar are considered living fossils.
Cuba has a flora of striking richness with the total number of native flowering species estimated at nearly 8,000. The Cuban Royal Palm is the national tree, defining the Cuban countryside, and featured in the national coat of arms. The national flower is the White Ginger or Butterfly Jasmine.
To find more about how to study the rich bio diversity of Cuba, please fill out the information required on our home page. We will e-mail you a complete package of information including costs and availability. It is our pleasure to host your educational endeavors in Cuba’s pristine environment. Prepare to be amazed by this natural experience of a lifetime.
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