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Alexander Humboldt National Park in Cuba

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This park is named after the legendary explorer of South American lands Alexander Humboldt, who visited Cuba twice in his life.

The park is a vast territory, borders which is crossed by two Cuban provinces at once: Guantanamo and Holguin. The history of this territory has been studied very scarcely; only the evidence of Humboldt himself has survived to this day, who recorded that fugitive slaves were hiding in the thickets of these forests. The purpose of Humboldt's expeditions was to excavate at the sites of the alleged pre-Columbian Indian settlements.

As a recreation site, the park began to develop only at the end of the 20th century, when the territory united into a nature conservation zone. The reason for this was the decline in populations, as well as the almost complete extinction of some species of the rarest animals and birds. In 2001, the territory of the National Park was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Today, visits to the park are organized as excursion programs aimed at studying the flora and fauna of Cuba. The unique climatic zone with high humidity favors a variety, primarily of flora.


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