Cuba’s Wild Places

Cuba is most known for its music and scenery, but beyond the beaches and cabarets, there’s a spectacular world of wildlife, with hundreds of plants and animals that live nowhere else. Cuba is also a vital stopover for birds migrating from North America, and much of the wild area is pristine because the government hasn’t had the money to develop it. U.S. biologists are eager to explore this “green” Cuba … and help protect it…

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Fernandina’s Flicker (Colaptes fernandinae), a woodpecker found only in Cuba.Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures/Corbis

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