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An endangered and very attractive species of the Cuban flora is visited by a Planta!’s team. Named after Dr. Atila Borhidi, a Hungarian botanist who devoted many years to the study of the Cuban flora, Coccothrinax borhidiana needs our help to secure its survival.
From Baracoa, the oldest city of Cuba, Arlet narrates on her trip to nurseries growing Magnolia minor, an endemic and threatened Cuban tree.
From his recent trip to the East, Eldis brings news of two melastomes that were considered lost.
Our anecdotes about Planta!’s Student Camp continue. Along with 29 students of several Cuban universities.
Every April, Planta!’s Capacity Building Program offers an extracurricular camp to university students from all over Cuba.
The national campaign launched to find new plants of the royal oak (Ekmanianthe longiflora) is proving to be successful. A new report at Sierra del Grillo (southeast of Havana) confirms the effectiveness of this initiative.
A team of Planta! explores the intricate banks of the Agabama River in Santa Clara in search of new individuals from Rhodogeron coronopifolius
Harpalyce macrocarpa or “sangre de doncella” (maiden’s blood), is one of the Top 50 most threatened plants of Cuba.Enma Torres leads and interesting project to save this endangered species.
Planta!’s volunteer’s passion for conservation makes a whole forest grow. José Angel, Duniel and Sandy take part in the propagation of threatened species at nurseries of four Eastern Cuba provinces…
In this exploration across Cuba, Edgardo narrates about the cenotes of Ciénaga de Zapata, his first boat trip and many experiences in plant conservation…
“Wanted” is the word shown on hundreds of posters at stations, commercial places and parks in Cuba, like when hunting for a criminal.
A rediscovered species of melastomas and another clearly unknown, were the reasons of my first trip to Cupeyal del Norte. I arrived at sunset, one day in November, nearly 30 years after seeing my first melastoma as a university student…