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Socialist Cuba is one of the few developing countries that has been able to maintain sustained forest growth. Forests in Cuba now make up 30.6 percent of the country’s land area, thanks to a reforestation initiative carried out by the socialist government and to the conservation program such as national park and UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The Cuban fauna counts with 42 species of mammals, 350 of birds, 121 of reptiles, 46 of amphibians, 2 947 of mollusks, 7 493 of insects and 1 300 of arachnids, none of them are poisonous for man.
With 350 type of birds, bird-watching activity is common in Cuba where there is endemic species such as the Bee Hummingbird.