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Cuban Families Have the Future in Their Hands

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Lynn Cruz

HAVANA TIMES — On Monday, from the freedom of his own bed and recovering from the hunger and thirst strike that led to his release after being unfairly imprisoned, scientist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola gave a conference to a group of artists and ecologists.

He shared a project which aims to recover Cuba’s mahogany trees, preserving the species’ genetic heritage, which implies safeguarding its diversity.

Ariel began this project with a forest engineer from Vinales and it includes the option of earning a masters and a doctorate of life sciences.

He basically wants to launch a campaign which reaches ordinary Cuban families to create environmental awareness among the population, and in doing so, make what would be a costly project........

© Havana Times