Guanahacabibes National Park, Cuba
Guanahacabibes National Park covers the westernmost point of Cuba's main island. Its one of the largest protected areas in the country with a size of more than 150 square miles (about 400 km sq). Home to a variety of habitats including coral reefs, beaches, mangroves, scrublands, and evergreen forest, Guanahacabibes has more than 170 species of birds and dozens of reptile and mammal species.
The beaches here are home to the second largest breeding population of green turtles in the country with an average of more than 300 nests per season. 2013 was a record year for this beach with nearly 900 nests recorded.
Our Billion Baby Turtles initiative supports the turtle research and conservation efforts of the University of Havana's Center for Marine Investigations at Guanahacabibes. In 2013, our support helped to save an estimated 14,000 hatchlings.