Riparian forests are very beneficial to their ecosystems. They provide refuge to many species of animals and prevent soil erosion and water pollution. The degradation of this type of forest in Villa Clara (Central Cuba), affects the survival of exclusive plants like Rhodogeron coronopifolius, one of the 50 most threatened plants of Cuba.
Among the challenges to preserve this species are the unknown status of its populations and its reproductive needs. This project is developed in the province of Villa Clara and includes the protected area “Sabanas de Santa Clara”