These beautiful Polymita land snails, known as painted snails for their colorful shells, are found only in eastern Cuba, including throughout Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. The park, which stretches from the mountains to the sea, is among the most biologically diverse island sites on the planet. Cuba is home to at least 1,400 land snail species, more than 90 percent of which are found only here.
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.