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Ciénaga de Zapata

Listed under Natural World in Cuba.

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Less than a hundred miles from Havana, this World Heritage listed swamp is a haven for exotic plant and animal species – more than 1000 different types of invertebrates and over 175 different species of bird, including Cuban endemics Zapata Wrens, Zapata Rails and Zapata Sparrows. The whole sprawling landscape of swamp rises no higher than ten metres above sea level, and in some places the land is lower than sea level.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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