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Cuba: The Accidental Eden

Cuba: The Accidental Eden explores Cuba’s incredible biodiversity, partially a result of trade embargoes and limited development.

Director
Producers: Doug Shultz, Peter Schnall, Whitney Johnson, Andrea Borrero
Production Company
WNET
Release Date
September 27, 2010

Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife for which Cuba’s undeveloped islands are an irresistible draw. While many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea in pursuit of a growing tourist industry, Cuba’s wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched, creating a safe haven for rare and intriguing indigenous animals, as well as for hundreds of species of migrating birds and marine creatures. Coral reefs have benefited, too. Independent research has shown that Cuba’s corals are doing much better than others both in the Caribbean and around the world.

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