Cuba to Celebrate World Environment Day

vHavana, Jun 2. -From June 3 to 11, Cuba will celebrate World Environment Day by making an approach to Cuban wildlife care and conservation.

Under the slogan "For the city, its residents and the environment", the initiative will include a broad cultural and scientific program, which aims to preserve natural sources and raise ecological awareness among young people.

Member of the organizing committee Ana Lourdes Soto told media that among the more significant proposals there is an educational talk on the environment, by specialist of the Cuban Society of Zoology Vicente Berovides.

Educational books on Capromys pilorides, also known as the Cuban Hutia, which is a species of hutia endemic to Cuba, and the reopening of the medicinal plants garden in the Ecological Park of Havana, will be among the main attractions of the celebration.

The celebration will be sponsored by the Society for Heritage, Community and the Environment (SPCMA) of the Havana Cityâ�Ös Historian Office.

World Environment Day (WED) was established in June 5, 1973 by the UN to stimulate awareness of the environment and to enhance political attention and public action. (Prensa Latina)