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[This chapter introduces the concepts of landscape change, what defines a landscape, and how Cuba’s land use practices have changed over time. Here the definition of land use is distinguished from land cover. The shifting perception regarding the island’s natural resources is also described in...
[This chapter focuses on several key incidents in time that helped shape the landscape of Cuba into law, policy and future landscape characterization. Here reasons for change from the time of the indigenous Indians to current impacts are briefly described and discussed. This chapter begins the...
[Cuba has a vast number of agencies controlling its interior lands, coastal and maritime areas. This chapter describes the framework of these agencies, institutes and how their existence is linked to catalysts such as the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. There are also two maps in this...
[This chapter describes the laws that define the current system of parks and protected areas in Cuba. There are different levels of protection in Cuba depending on designation whether terrestrial or marine. The maintenance of each protected area also varies in accordance with its place in the...
[This chapter provides a brief technical history and background of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to the overall disciplines. The remainder of the chapter is concentrated on remote sensing and GIS scientific research focused on Cuba’s land, atmosphere and...
[This final chapter concludes with a brief look at some of the most influential and recent factors impacting Cuba’s lands and coastal waters in addition to the actors who contribute to their analysis and ongoing research for scientific and other purposes. Cuba’s plans to conserve or develop are...
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