Photo: Osmay Pérez
The Guanahacabibes peninsula has become the first Cuban biosphere reserve stamped on a postage series, in the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its declaration by Unesco.
With the cancellation, the Office of the comprehensive development of Guanahacabibes (ODIG in Spanish), the stamps will be available in all the post offices of the country and fit for international circulation. For commander of the Rebel Army Julio Camacho Aguilera, director of the ODIG, that is a way to know more about the reserve, its beauty, its history and the benefits it brings for the country.
The biodiversity found there is now represented in the national philatelic heritage in order to highlight the natural, social and cultural resources of the island.
“This, we are showing to the present and future generations that apart from working for the economic and social development, there is a will to preserve the wealth of the Cuban nature, which we share with the World today”, said Maritza García García, president of the Environment Agency.
In that regard, other stamps related to other five biosphere reserves will be cancelled during the 11th International Environment and Development Convention to be held on July 3-7.
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