Havana, Oct 16.- Cuban authorities are constantly concerned about an appropriate result between environmental protection and the exploitation of protected areas in favor of nature and adventure tourism.
The coordinator of the sustainable tourism program at the National Center for Protected Areas, Elvis Milian, made that statement to Prensa Latina.
He stated that his office belongs to the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), which takes into account not only the development of the travel industry, but also the capacity of the most visited places.
Recently, during the 11th International Event on Nature Tourism Turnat 2017 (Holguin-Baracoa, September 26-30, 2017), he explained to participants the characteristics of this system in the Cuban archipelago.
Cuba has identified some 211 protected areas, four of which are natural reserves and the others can be used in the different tourism modalities, such as National Parks; that is, ecological reserves, wildlife refuges, among others.
Six of these territories are internationally labeled as Biosphere Reserves, a category awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (PL)