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  • Full Documentary: Cuba, Natural Paradise

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    The Cuban mangrove forest is still an unknown world concealing biological mysteries and treasures which will astonish the world; a forgotten paradise ruled over by an impenetrable hell of dangerous crocodiles, manatees, reptiles, birds, hutia, marshy labyrinths, myriads of mosquitoes and .
    Science has not yet studied the complexity of its creatures and the balance of its ecosystems. And that is part of the charm of the Cuban mangrove forest, knowing that it remains exactly as it always has been, impenetrable, solitary, virgin. It is such a complex world that virtually nothing is known about it. And nonetheless, all its strength and complexity, all its biodiversity and richness, are due to tiny, intrepid travellers that still today, faithful to their spirit, continue to set out on anonymous journeys, crossing the sea and sowing the seeds of paradise.

    The mangrove’s success in colonising is due both to its extraordinary evolutionary adaptations, making it possible to live in an acid, briny environment, and to its incredible method of reproduction.
    When the mangroves reproduce, they develop what will be the most astonishing means of genetic expansion, colonisers equipped to travel vast distances: their seeds.

    A coral world surrounds the Cuban archipelago.
    Enormous coral structures, the result of thousands of years of patient calcareous construction, constitute the reefs which fill the coasts of Cuba with life. The coral reef is composed of millions of tiny filtering polyps capable of turning the solar energy and the scarce nutrients in the water into organic matter available for other organisms in the coral community. Starting with them, the chain becomes increasingly complex, and thousand of different life forms develop, from the fragile invertebrates to the most highly-evolved, complex fish.

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  • Undiscovered islands in Atlantic Ocean - Wildlife Secret Animals

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    The vast ocean separates continents meanwhile it also boasts hundreds of small island. From sandy beaches to remote and untouched nature

    Scattered across all 7 seas and from the tropics to the Antarctic are the UK's Overseas Territories some of the most remote places on the planet. This Documentary we explore this natural wealth of life in locations so remote that few have ever visited.

    Thousands of miles from the nearest anything these islands scattered across all 7 seas from the Antarctic to the tropics are amongst the remotest places on earth. But life here isn't lonesome. They teem with life from huge penguin colonies to the world's richest coral reefs. Because many are so remote they have acted as laboratories of evolution shaping life in unexpected and dramatic ways. Thrushes that once fed on seeds have evolved a taste for meat. Turtles have become extreme navigators and seabirds nest on single islands and nowhere else in the world. These islands all have one thing in common they are all British overseas territories....

    Undiscovered islands in Atlantic Ocean Islands born of fire run from the equatorial Atlantic down to Antarctica. Many are now home to unique species and all have intriguing stories to tell. From huge penguin turtle and seabird colonies to the world's richest coral reefs discover the UK's remarkable distant isolated territories.

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  • Land of Crystal Waters - The Secrets of Nature

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    In the very heart of Europe, precisely in the centre of Austria, lies one of the most marvellous beauty spots of the Alps – a woodland, water and mountain wilderness that shuns no comparison with, say, wild Canada. Yet its rivers and lakes, ice-clad peaks, deep gorges and giant caves are just a stone’s throw away from picturesque cultural centres where Austria’s monarchs spent their summers.

  • Keepers of the Ark - A Life for Animals - The Secrets of Nature

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    A baby bat sleeps peacefully, hanging from the washing line in the living room. A muscular young cheetah quits his enclosure - or he will kill the female who has come to mate with him. Excited young falcons fly away – from the roof of a Vienna retirement home. All these animals share their proximity to humans in the world’s oldest zoo, Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo. The keepers devote their lives to them, witnessing their birth, staying with them to their death – sometimes the death of an entire species. Hard work and play, joy and sorrow are all part of life for the zookeepers of Schoenbrunn.

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  • Namaqualand - Africas Desert Garden - The Secrets of Nature

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    Namaqualand - the setting for an annual wildlife fairytale. Every year in the narrow window between the cold wet winter and scorchingly-hot, dry summer, flowers of all description bloom in carpets of colours unimaginable, insects of equal diversity pollinate and predate, and everything form meerkats to ostriches breed. This film chronicles the magical transformation of a landscape - from the fantasy of fields of flowers to the harsh realities of a desert, and back again and uses a gang of meerkats and a group of ostriches as main characters who develop during the seasonal changes.

  • Appalachia - The Endless Forest - The Secrets of Nature

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    This film explores the hidden worlds of these remote valleys, and uncovers a wealth of nature, from bears and salamanders to vultures and flying squirrels. But human culture here is as rich as the natural history.

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  • The Otters Trail - The Secrets of Nature

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    During the mid-80s, zoologists still regarded the European otter as a species on the verge of extinction. What they did not take into consideration was the fact that the shy aquatic animals are extremely adaptable. Using their intelligence and cleverness, they have been able to re-conquer parts of Europe during the last few years, including their old homeland, Austria.

  • Green Island in a Sea of Stone - The Secrets of Nature

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    Spared by the ice-age, overlooked by an expanding civilisation for hundreds of years, saved at the last minute from a total sell out to tourism - that is the still little known Carinthian «Nockberge» region. Austria's oldest landscape is a green island surrounded by young, dramatic peaks. The windswept heights have been cattle pastures from time immemorial, and over the centuries a wonderful harmony has develop ed between wildlife and cattle. Wild nature and the ancient culture of mountain farming distinguish the character of the Nockberge National Park.

  • Triumph and Tragedy on the Worlds Greatest Reef - The Secrets of Nature

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    The spectacular Great Barrier Reef of Australia and its diverse marine life are facing a myriad of challenges. This documentary succeeds in showing both the brilliance of the Reef and its creatures and modern threats such as invasions by colonies of Crown of Thorns starfish, cyclones & human development.

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  • Drava - River of Peace River of World

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    The Drava, or Drau as it is known in Austria, is one of the last big, partially untamed lowland rivers of central Europe. Whereas in Austria the river is forced into a narrow concrete corset after a few kilometers, the lower reaches of the Drava at the border between Hungary and Croatia is practically untouched. For years it was cut off from the outside world by the Iron Curtain. At that time only soldiers were permitted to enter the border area. This allowed the areas along the Drava to keep its incredible variety of plant and animal life. Here black storks breed in the solitude of the forest, kingfishers and sea eagles fish in the branches of the Drava and innumerable bank swallows make their nests in the steep slopes rising from the river.

  • Secrets Of The Mediterranean Rain Forest - VideoStudio

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  • Almendro Tree of Life - The Secrets of Nature

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    The Almendro Tree must be the most impressive of all the jungle giants in Costa Rica's rainforest. From root to top, this unique tree offers habitats, shelter and nourishment to an incredible number of creatures. Whenever an Almendro goes down, almost the entire community goes down with it, demonstrating the fragility of interdependent systems. A dramatic example of this principle is the Great Green Macaw. Wherever the tree disappears, the parrot no longer is found.

  • Wildest Islands of Indonesia - Series 1 - Episode 3 of 5: Volcano Nation

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    Wildest Islands of Indonesia: Series 1

    The Wildest Islands of Indonesia showcases the beautiful Indonesian islands that remain a wild paradise of giant flowers and coral gardens, of dragons, tigers, giant apes and glorious birds of paradise. Fifteen percent of the entire world's species are found in this unique region. These islands not only harbour smaller animals, but also a unique species of elephant and a crab that measures almost a metre wide. This series explores the incredible wildlife of this extraordinary environment and reveals the remarkable ways in which life has been created, adapted and re-born over millions of years. These creatures have learnt to thrive and capitalise on some of the most powerful rainstorms on the planet, as well as uniquely adapt to the volcanic activity that constantly poses a threat to their existence.

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    Indonesia is home to more active volcanoes than any other country on earth. How has the wildlife here uniquely adapted to the specific demands of life in the furnace?

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  • Kamp - A River for All Senses - The Secrets of Nature

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    Far from being a long, let alone a wide river, the waters of the Kamp river feed one of the most fascinating valley landscapes of Lower Austria. From its source to its estuary, which empties into the Danube, the river descends about 745 metres in altitude. A river course like the Kamp’s is a life corridor whose banks line increasingly rare wetlands, marshes, meadows, gallery forests, embankments, jungle-type shrubs and alluvial forests. While small sections of the river course were made a nature preserve, one whole section of the river was designated to become a “cultural park“. The region is shaped by its long-standing cultural tradition, the perfect soil for wine-growing, and an ever more strongly positioned gentle tourism industry.

  • The Roaring Mountains - The Secrets of Nature

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    Nowhere in the Alpine mountains are water, forest and rocks as precipitous, rock faces as vertical as in the Gesäuse National Park, Europe’s largest canyon. “Gesäuse” is a name derived from the rushing noise of the water, the soughing wind that echoes up to the peaks of the north faces of this unique region – home to the myth of the mountain. When the sun rises and ushers in a magnificent day, the Gesäuse projects a perfect image of a mountain. However, in bad weather, the Gesäuse’s walls reflect a scary phenomenon as the speed of the inflowing airmass multiplies. Adverse weather conditions can thus convert the Gesäuse into inferno. Michael Schlamberger, Austria’s most renowned nature filmmaker internationally, listened to the rushing whitewater of the river Enns and conquered the sheer rock walls, chasing eagles and chamois in passing.

  • Greece Garden of the Gods - The Secrets of Nature

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    Greece, the Ancient Empire, is the residence of the Gods from Artemis to Zeus. A sanctuary of impressive temples, ruins, mystical places of worship and home to a rich fauna and flora. Steeped in legends, this countryside provides the backdrop for the unique natural history of the birthplace of the Olympic Games. This unconventional documentary moves to and from between the world of ideas and natural facts and takes us through the realm of the Gods where hardly known animals live in a breathtaking landscape. Schlamberger combines the magnificent visual imagery of nature-film with a journey into the world of ancient Greek ideology, inviting us on an entertaining stroll through the «Garden of the Gods».

  • Saga of the White tailed Eagle - The Secrets of Nature

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    The sea eagle was once widespread throughout almost all of Europe and graced the coats of arms of many different countries. During the 19th and 20th centuries it was driven to the brink of extinction by hunting, the increased use of pesticides and the destruction of its habitat. This touching animal drama recounts the true life story of one individual bird, observed over the course of a year. Beginning with its birth in a lowland forest in Central Europe the film team follows the eagle's first outing with its brothers and sisters and subsequent distant migrations to places as far away as Scandinavia. Finally it chronicles its dramatic lead poisoning, recovery and resettlement in a nature reserve.

  • The Valley at the Border - The Secrets of Nature

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    The Thaya River flows quietly through the deep incision of the valley that – in winter - frequently sees only a few minutes of the warming rays from the low-lying sun. It rarely snows here, but the sharp cold and the dampness rising from the river transform the valley at the border into a bizarre landscape coated with hoar-frost.The border between Austria and the Czech Republic runs along the middle of the river. Up to the fall of the Iron Curtain, the isolation of the youngest Austrian national park allowed a great diversity of quite rare animal and plant species to survive.

  • Puerto Rico Wildlife and Nature

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    Exploring the incredible island of Puerto Rico. June 2018.

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  • Cuba Wild Island of the Caribbean - The Secrets of Nature

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    Cuba is a tropical paradise. It is the largest and yet least known island in the Caribbean. In recent years it has become famous for its old American cars, Fidel Castro's brand of communism, cigars and rum. Millions of tourists visit each year to enjoy the tropical climate and the wonderful beaches and warm seas.But there is another Cuba, the little known wildlife of this Caribbean island. Over half the plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth. Over 80% of the reptiles and amphibians are uniquely Cuban. They include the smallest four-legged animal on earth and the world's most aggressive crocodile. This programme looks at these little known creatures and investigates how they arrived on Cuba and when?The Story starts in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba has many unspoilt reefs that team with colourful fish. This is due in part to the recent communist regime, for there has been strict control over boats and very limited fishing.. So the reefs have remained pristine, a glimpse of how the rest of the Caribbean looked before development degraded so much.

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  • PBS Nature Cuba Wild Island of the Caribbean - The Secrets of Nature

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  • NATURE | Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean | New Generation

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    En masse, Cuban land crabs migrate to the sea, their ancestral home, to release their eggs into the water. Part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean airs Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit

  • NATURE | Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean | Preview | PBS

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    Cuba's political and economic isolation has provided the outside world little opportunity to see its wildlife ... until now. It may be renowned for its politics and its cigars, but Cuba is home to some of the most unusual creatures on earth, including the feisty Cuban crocodile, the world's smallest bird and frog, and migrating land crabs.

    Part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean airs Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit

  • Wild CubaNature DocumentaryHD

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    Cuba’s political and economic isolation has provided the outside world little opportunity to see its wildlife … until now. It may be renowned for its politics and its cigars, but Cuba is home to some of the most unusual creatures on earth, including the feisty Cuban crocodile, the world’s smallest bird and frog, and migrating land crabs.Cuba’s diverse wildlife stems from its unique natural history. Cuba was not originally in the Caribbean Sea but in the Pacific Ocean, where the island was situated 100 million years ago, before the forces of continental drift slowly brought it into the Caribbean. As the island migrated over the ages, an astonishing variety of life arrived by air, sea, and possibly by land bridges that may have once existed. Over time, these animals adapted to their new environment. Today, more than half of Cuba’s plants and animals, including more than 80 percent of its reptiles and amphibians, are found nowhere else on the planet.

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  • Cuba, Isla Salvaje del Caribe - Los Secretos de la Naturaleza

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    Cuba es un paraíso tropical. Es la isla más grande y todavía menos conocida en el Caribe. En los últimos años se ha hecho famosa por sus viejos coches americanos, la marca del comunismo de Fidel Castro, puros y ron. Millones de turistas visitan cada año para disfrutar del clima tropical y las maravillosas playas y las cálidas aguas. Pero hay otra Cuba, la vida silvestre poco conocida de esta isla caribeña. Más de la mitad de las plantas y los animales no se encuentran en ninguna otra parte del mundo. Más del 80% de los reptiles y anfibios son únicamente cubanos. Incluye el animal más pequeño de cuatro patas en la Tierra y el cocodrilo más agresivo del mundo. Este programa analiza estas criaturas poco conocidas e investiga cómo llegaron a Cuba y cuándo? La historia comienza en el Mar Caribe. Cuba tiene muchos arrecifes vírgenes que acompañan peces de colores. Esto se debe en parte al reciente régimen comunista, que ha realizado un estricto control sobre las embarcaciones y limitado mucho la pesca. Así los arrecifes se han mantenido inmaculados, una idea de cómo el resto del Caribe se veía antes de que el desarrollo lo deteriorara tanto.

  • NATURE | Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean | Croc Snack

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    Crocodiles have evolved to hunt hutias, a type of rodent that inhabits Caribbean islands. While this hutia has climbed a tree to escape the crocodile's jaws, it isn't completely safe... Part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean airs Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit

  • Cuba: The Seed of Paradise - ¡Now in High Quality!

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    A bold seed completes the last stage of a very long sea voyage. Like it, and for many years, hundreds of mangrove seeds migrated from distant lands to create, in the Cuban archipelago, a new, fascinating and unknown world; an impassable maze where an explosion of animal life has shelter. Its inaccessibility makes the Cuban mangrove remain as it was originally, impenetrable, lonely and virgin. Such a complex world that we hardly know anything about it. A world that owes its rich biodiversity to a tiny thing that even today, faithful to its spirit, is undertaking anonymous travels, still scouring the sea to sow havens.

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  • Crocodiles - The Whole Story S01E05 - The Secrets of Nature

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    Africa's crocodiles face stiff competition for their food. Fortunately for them, they are blessed with an even greater variety of prey. Over millions of years, these two factors have honed them into versatile, opportunistic hunters – master predators from the age of the dinosaurs.

  • Wildest Islands of Indonesia - Series 1 - Episode 4 of 5: Secret Worlds

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    Wildest Islands of Indonesia: Series 1

    The Wildest Islands of Indonesia showcases the beautiful Indonesian islands that remain a wild paradise of giant flowers and coral gardens, of dragons, tigers, giant apes and glorious birds of paradise. Fifteen percent of the entire world's species are found in this unique region. These islands not only harbour smaller animals, but also a unique species of elephant and a crab that measures almost a metre wide. This series explores the incredible wildlife of this extraordinary environment and reveals the remarkable ways in which life has been created, adapted and re-born over millions of years. These creatures have learnt to thrive and capitalise on some of the most powerful rainstorms on the planet, as well as uniquely adapt to the volcanic activity that constantly poses a threat to their existence.

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    From deep below the ocean surface, to the vaulted canopies of Borneo's tallest trees, discover the hidden worlds of some of the planet's most fascinating creatures.

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  • Tough at the Top - The Secrets of Nature

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    The rising tide of our civilisation has not yet flooded the last peaks of the Alps. The Hohe Tauern mountain range is a high Alpine wilderness harbouring natural treasures that many people hardly know about, even from hearsay. Their intact habitats make them a Noah's ark of Alpine flora and fauna. At the same time, this is a world of mountains in the superlative, with the highest peaks in Austria, the biggest glacial surfaces in the eastern Alps and water falls that are among the highest in the world.The documentary shows a series of barely known, extremely shy or rare animals of the high mountains of Upper Austria for the first time. It took two years to complete the complicated shooting during which the camera team had to cope with the harsh conditions in exactly the same way the animals of these high altitudes do, to capture an intimate look into the secretive life of these shyest of mountain creatures.

  • Castros Secret Reef - The Caribbeans Last Frontier Cuba

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    Discover the Garden of the Queens, a forgotten ocean paradise. Exotic species thrive. The Carribean's lost Jurassic park.

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  • CAVES AND SECRET LAGOONS IN CUBA

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    After our first day in Trinidad, we were ready to get out of the city, and really do some exploring. We rented a moped and headed out into the country to explore rural Cuba.

    An hour west of Trinidad, we stumbled upon a nearly vacant resort on the coast, parked our moped, and began exploring a trail system that soon turned into a network of caves. Climbing into the cave was like walking into a substance not of air or water, but somewhere in-between, it was stifling hot and smelled strongly of guano. Our lack of a flashlight made navigating the caves a tedious task (luckily we had our phone with us to use as a light). I’ve explored many caves around the world, and this deserted cave system was the most magnificent I’ve seen, it even spit us out at a secret lagoon where we snorkeled until dusk.

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  • Cuba: Natural Paradise | Caverns

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    For land animals, life in the Cuban mangrove forest is not easy, and even less if you can’t fly and have just brought into the world a litter of tiny, inexpert rodents.
    In the mangrove forest lowering your guard for even an instant can mean death, and though the crocodiles, her worst enemies, can’t reach her here, the hutias have other predators, and the Cuban boa or maja is one of the most fearsome.
    For the hutias of the mangrove forest, moving across the ground represents a constant risk. They are perfectly able to climb, run or swim, but the waters of Zapata always contains vigilant eyes, and even when you feel you are safe, death may be right behind you, ready to pounce.

    In the interior of the island, where the mangrove forest seems most impenetrable, the rocks are pierced by deep caverns that lead to the sea.
    These hidden, submerged caverns, unsuspected worlds where time appears to have stood still, are the home of one of the most fascinating and unknown creatures of the Cuban mangrove forest: the blind fish of the Cubanichthys genus. Virtually nothing is known about them. Over many thousands of years, their world of perpetual darkness has gradually robbed them of their pigments and their vision.

    They are now white shadows in a black world; relics of a nocturnal, marine ancestor who, equipped with lungs, was able to cope with the osmotic changes of increasingly fresh water, and set off to explore these flooded caves.
    Propelled elegant undulations of its continuous dorsal and ventral fins, these Cubanichthys swim with the tranquillity that comes from knowing you live in an exclusive world where there are no predators, alert for signals indicating the presence of the freshwater shrimps on which they feed.
    At present there are four known species of Cuban blind fish, but in-depth studies have yet to be carried out. How were they able to adapt to the radical changes between two worlds so completely different as the dark freshwater caves and the bright marine world of the reef? Who was that pioneer from the corals that set out on the evolutionary adventure that led to these ghosts of the caverns?
    Like so many other questions, the answers remain hidden, concealed in the mysterious labyrinth of the impenetrable mangrove forest.

  • World Theme Travel Cuba, Jewel of the Caribbean Part 3.Havana, a Place for Dreamers

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  • Green iguana epic journey - Wild Caribbean - BBC Nature

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  • Cubas Secret to Never Standing in Line

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    In Cuba, if you want anything, you have to stand in line. Some supermarkets even have separate lines to buy cooking oil, butter, bread, and soap. There are lines for the bus, for pizza, at the bank, and to buy the government newspaper. Sometimes when Cubans see a line they go stand in it, figuring that they probably need whatever is being sold at its end.

    You can spend several hours a day standing in line if you live in Cuba.

    Happily, the Cubans have found a fun and ingenious way around this problem. When you get someplace that has a line, ask someone “who is the last?” or “who is the tail (la cola)?” They will obligingly point to the person who arrived just before you. All you have to do now is remember that person’s face. You can go find a comfortable place to sit in the shade (as long as you have a clear line of sight to that person). When you see them get up then you know it’s almost your turn.

    Things get even better if it’s a line you are in on a regular basis. You will almost certainly get to know the people in it – Cubans are a delightfully friendly lot. At that point you can let the last person know you’re there and then leave and grab a cup of coffee. As long as you get back at approximately the right time for you to reach the front of the line then they will honor your spot.

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  • Climate Change Bug - The Secrets of Nature

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    For some time now the question of whether or not climate change is taking place has been more or less settled. The issue that remains largely unanswered however is: how will we cope with climate change and what effect will it have on our flora and fauna. Already there are signs that serious ecological and biological changes are taking place, not only far away in exotic regions of the world, but also right on our own doorstep, here in Europe. This documentary seeks to explain broadly which animals and plants are most likely to spread across Central Europe and shows what we could expect running into in a few years' time. One kind of tick, for example, which originally comes from Africa and causes malaria-like symptoms, is becoming more and more common. And this is not the only exotic species that are increasingly surviving the milder winters and proliferating, confronting us with a slow-going, almost hidden change in European wildlife.

  • Nature: Cubas Wild Revolution PREVIEW

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    Get a glimpse of Cuba's spectacular wildlife and landscapes, left virtually untouched for 50 years.

  • Zapata Swamp

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    Cuba's Zapata Swamp, often called Cuba's Everglades is the largest wetland in the Caribbean and is home to some incredible, rare and endemic species like the Cuban crocodile and the world's smallest bird.

  • Hidden Cuba | Cuba Discoveries | World Nomads

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    Experience a world of contrasts in Cuba with World Nomads’ Mabel Moreno as she travels to the vibrant country and discovers Havana from an insider’s perspective. Discover the colorful, mosaic-filled town of Jaimanitas - a fishing town on the outskirts of Havana - before embracing the serenity of the green sanctuary of Parque Almendares.

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  • Why Cuba is home to a bounty of rare species

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    Replete with rare and endangered species, Cuba is a crown jewel of biodiversity in the Caribbean. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the ways scientists and conservationists are working to survey and protect the island’s rich, and sometimes unique, wildlife.

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  • Cuba Travel Guide

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    Jonny here, right now I'm in Havana, and in this short film I'm going to explain a little about tourism in Cuba.

    Most cultural holidays to Cuba will start in Havana, a city of magnificent decaying colonial architecture, monuments and parks, museums and galleries, music and bars and large old American cars.

    But the first thing you'll probably notice wandering around Havana is the near total lack of consumerism. Cuba is still a communist country with no commercial influence from America, and as such there's almost no evidence at all of the large multinationals we're used to in the West; you won't find any Starbucks or McDonalds here. There are no billboards advertising Coca Cola, there are no glass fronted shopping malls. Which is actually really quite refreshing. The whole city gives you a sense of stepping back in time.

    Here in Havana you should enjoy a tour of the cities main sites, an evening at the Bueno Vista Social Club, and trip to one of her many museums. You'll need at least a couple of days, its a very fun place.

    In two weeks time Trinidad will celebrate its 500 anniversary. Founded only a few years after Christopher Columbus discovered the America's, the town shot to prominence in the 19th century as one of the world's largest exporters of sugar. With its fine plazas, palaces and churches, and its famous cobbled streets lined by colourful houses, it developed into masterpiece of colonial Caribbean architecture. So well preserved is the town that in 1988 it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status and today forms an important part of most cultural trips to the country.

    From Trinidad you might continue east to visit the revolutionary centre of Santiago de Cuba, or head west to enjoy the amazing landscapes around Vinales. Or you might like to do something completely different.

    Of course there are plenty of other things to enjoy in Cuba besides the cultural highlights Trinidad and Havana offer. Cuba is blessed with beautiful countryside through which to can go hiking, cycling and horse back riding. Right now I am at a government ranch called La Guabina, in Pinar del Rio province. Each year Wild Frontiers takes the place over to run a horse riding tour of the area and horse riding is primarily what I have come here to do. But if riding is not your thing, from here you can also go on wonderful walks, go fishing or boating on one of the regions many lakes, indulge in some bird watching, or just relax away from the more chaotic life urban Cuba has to offer.

    And finally of course there are beaches. As an island over a 1000 kilometres in length, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, there are hundreds of wonderful beaches just waiting to be enjoyed. And in our experience, Cayo Levisa, where I am now, is one of the best.

    Relatively close to Havana, and relatively small in size, Cayo Levisa offers all the usual activities you'd associate with a modern beach resort, like sailing, fishing snorkeling and diving, but is small enough to not have you feeling drowned by mass tourism. As with a number of other similar locations, Cayo Levisa offers a great way to round off your trip to Cuba.

    Of course a cultural adventure to Cuba will not be for everyone. With luxury accommodation pretty much non-existent, transport pretty basic, the cuisine though in places surprisingly good, in others rather plain, and a service level that is at best eclectic, those looking for a high end experience will almost certainly be disappointed here.

    But if you're the kind of traveller that is interested in seeing a country that hasn't really changed in the last 50 years, a place that has not been overwhelmed by all the trappings of modern consumerism, and are happy to go with the flow in one of the world's last remaining communist countries, then here in Cuba you will find one of the most friendly, authentic, historically interesting and culturally rich places in the whole of Latin America.

    My advice is to come soon before it all changes.

  • Coral Reefs Last Stand: Cuba

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    Coral reefs are facing many threats - and the majority of them are because of humans.

    By 2050, we might lose all our reefs. But there's still hope; hidden off the southern coast of Cuba lies one of the best-preserved reefs on the planet. It could offer a key to saving reefs around the world. #ProjectEarth

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  • Risking Their Crabby Lives for Love

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    Every year millions of female land crabs migrate from the forests to the nearby shores to breed near the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. The journey includes crossing a busy highway and many are squashed by cars but they seek their revenge by puncturing car tires with their hard shells. Read more about this migration here -

  • Adventures in... Cuba

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    Uncharted, unprecedented, unbelievable...Cuba Unbound! We introduced the first people-to-people Cuba adventure vacation kayak tour in November of 2015 and are pleased to continue the tradition! The perfect mix of nature and culture, paddling and salsa, this carefully orchestrated trip immerses you in the best Cuba has to offer.

    Cuba holds a unique charisma as the Caribbean’s wild island. Cuba’s wildness extends beyond its stretches of untouched forests and coral reefs. Its wildness lies in its essence—its indefatigable spirit, its zeal for life that percolates into its music and dance, and its palpable enthusiasm for its people and country. Cuba catches the imagination and inspires it, a quality that has drawn writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene to sing praises for this vibrant island.

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