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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park: Cuba's Masterpiece of Biodiversity

Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt is one of the most diverse environments in the world, with an impressive list of endemic species. Read about my visit!

Cuba 07 Parque nacional Alejandro de Humboldt La geología compleja y la topografía variada de este sitio han generado una diversidad de ecosistemas y especies sin parangón en el Caribe, haciendo de él uno de los sitios insulares y tropicales del mundo con mayor biodiversidad.

UNESCO Alexander Humboldt National Park.The rivers that originate in the high elevations are among the largest of the Insular Caribbean. The park exhibits a wide array of geology types. It contains many biological species, including 16 of Cuba's 28 endemic plant species, as well as animal species such as the endangered Cuban Solenodon.

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park is a national park in the Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. It is named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800 and 1801. The park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 for of its size, altitude range, complex lithology, landform diversity, and wealth of endemic flora and fauna.