La Mensura National Park

La Mensura National Park, in the heights of the Pinares de Mayarí municipality - an isolated plateau on the Nipe plateau - is included as the second national park in the eastern province of Holguin and one of the three most modern in Cuba.

The La Mensura National Park with eight thousand 486 hectares and belonging to the municipalities of Mayarí and Cueto de Holguin, the facility is administered by the Ministries of Agriculture and Science, Technology and Environment.

The plant kingdom of La Mensura National Park constitutes an important component of the biodiversity of the Cuban archipelago due to its endemism, danger of extinction and capacity to adapt to the extreme ecological conditions of the place, with 100 species that only exist in this region of Holguin.

The vegetation in La Mensura National Park presents notable differences according to changes in height, from a dry coastal bush to a forest of small, evergreen leaves.

Higher up in La Mensura National Park, the mountain rainforest appears, with great floristic richness and endemic taxa such as the sabrina (Juniperus saxicola). Sierra Maestra pines (Pinus maestrensis) also grow, colonizing landslide areas and eventually remaining inserted in the forest.

A touch of color and biotic richness, without a doubt, is provided by the diurnal butterfly in La Mensura National Park. Ideal for hiking and bird watching, La Mensura National Park also owns the Pozas de Rafael, the great El Guayabo waterfall.

70 workers work in La Mensura National Park, supported in their management by various state agencies and institutions.

In La Mensura National Park, the development of environmental culture in the area of Holguin is promoted, especially among children, through interest circles in the eight existing primary schools in the region.

The program of cultural actions promotes the rescue of peasant traditions with an impact on the identity of the mountaineer and the knowledge of the regulations established for the operation of La Mensura National Park in Holguin.

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