Elkhorn corals in Jardines de la Reina in Cuba
Cuba | Reef fish swim through healthy elkhorn corals in Jardines de la Reina. © Ian Shive

With more than 1,000 square miles of coral reefs, Cuba is home to over one-third of all reefs in the Caribbean basin and the largest mangrove forest in the region.

The country’s strong commitment to conservation is evident in its unspoiled marine protected areas and thriving coral reefs. The Nature Conservancy has been working here for more than 20 years, helping to improve marine management and implement ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Working closely with local government, we’re working to preserve the country’s iconic reefs and rich biodiversity.