Cuban (Environmental) Crisis

Jk, it was bad play on words.  But huge news between the US and Cuba this week, both countries signed an agreement to join forces in protecting the coral and vast array of fish that live in the shared ocean between the two.  It is the first environmental diplomatic agreement since the US decided to reopen relations with Cuba.

The agreement allows scientists and researchers from both countries to collaborate on preserving similar marine ecosystem reserves.  “Fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, birds and other marine life exist in ecosystems that rarely fall within maps drawn by man,” said Jonathan Jarvis, director of the U.S. National Park Service.

Cuba has some of the largest untouched coral and marine ecosystem reserves, but they could be in danger with an increase in tourism to the country.  Havana will host the 10th Ocean Sciences Conference this week where scientists from the US and the rest of the world will meet to talk about climate change.

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