Sierra del Rosario


Sierra del Rosario

Infobox protected_area
name = Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve
iucn_category = IV



caption = Location of "Sierra del Rosario " in Cuba
locator_x = 42
locator_y = 16
location=CUB
nearest_city = La Palma
lat_degrees = 22
lat_minutes = 42
lat_seconds = 36
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 33
long_seconds = 59
long_direction = W
area = km2 to mi2|266.86|abbr=yes|wiki=yes|precision=2
established = February 15, 1984
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body =

Sierra del Rosario is mountain range in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. It is located in the western part of the Guaniguanico Range, in the north-central part of the province, between the municipalities of La Palma, Los Palacios and Consolación del Sur.

It was established as a Biosphere Reserve and a IUCN Managed Resource Protected Area on February 15, 1984, being the first one in Cuba to be classifid as such.cite web|url=http://www.dtcuba.com/ServiceInfo.aspx?pt=28&pc=1002|title=Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario |author=Department of Tourism, Cuba|accessdate=2007-10-11 es icon] It protects a total area of km2 to mi2|266.86|abbr=yes |wiki=yes |precision=2,cite web |url=http://www.snap.cu/listados.htm |title=Protected Areas |author=National Protected Areas System of Cuba |year=2005 |accessdate=2007-10-10 es icon] of tropical forests with evergreen and semi-deciduous environments.

Conservation

Over 800 species of plants are hosted in the mesic forest that covers the mountains, with 35% being endemic. Fauna includes five species of bats, numerous birds (notably the Bee hummingbird), as well as the Yellow-Striped Pygmy Eleuth ("Eleutherodactylus limbatus"), one of the smallest frogs in the world, and various lizards such as the "Anolis luteogulartis".cite web|url=http://www.radiohc.cu/espanol/medioambiente/reservas/rosario1.htm |title=Sierra del Rosario |author=Radio Habana |accessdate=2007-10-11 Es icon]

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