Photo: Castro the Conservationist? By Default or Design, Cuba Largely Pristine



A lone fish swims among one of Cuba's numerous coral reefs. Many of the country's reefs, forests, and wetlands remain in pristine condition, unmarred by pollution or development. Experts say Cuban President Fidel Castro's environmental policies—and the island's economic isolation—are the reason.

Photograph by David Doubilet/NGS


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