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Holguín: They link environmental education to Life Task
Holguin children cleaning the mangroves in the municipality of Moa. Photo: Radio Angulo(archieve)
Among the actions of environmental education in development in the province of Holguín, highlights the Friends of the Bay of Nipe Festival, which is part of the implementation of measures to combat climate change in Cuba, grouped in the Life Task

Rolber Reyes, specialist of the Territorial Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, explained to the ACN that the initiative includes educational talks on the importance of the watershed, located in the municipality of Antilla and recognized as the most important inlet large island of the Caribbean.

The festival, in its third edition, also covers environmental sanitation, the reforestation of the mangroves in the area and the exhibition of circles of interest and children's competitions related to the protection of the bay, which covers an area of 220 square kilometers, argued Norkis Ochoa, provincial coordinator of environmental education.

As part of the programs to address climate change in Holguin, the application of the studies of danger, vulnerability and risk and the recovery of natural barriers, among them sand dunes and coral reefs, which contribute to counteract the rise in sea level.

The Life Task is a government plan of Cuba to face the climatic change, which generates effects like the intense drought, the rise of the level of the sea and the salinization of the subterranean waters and includes 73 localities prioritized for its application.

Holguín shows evidence of climate variability, including the increase in annual minimum temperature of 2.0 to 3.0 degrees Celsius and the impact of high intensity hurricanes, for that reason the coastal municipalities of Antilla, Banes, Rafael Freyre, Gibara, Frank País , Mayarí and Moa, are included within this strategy, Reyes concluded.

With information from Eileen Molina Fernández (ACN)

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