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Executive producer: Ana Cristina Henríquez

Protected by the international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the wildlife refuge, Cuare (one of 776 in the world), making up an intricate system of fresh and salt water areas where life is bountiful. Recent estimates by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) show us that over the last 30 years Wetlands throughout the world have been reduced by half: two thirds of the Wetlands existent in Europe at the beginning of the last century have disappeared and in the United States an estimated 56% of these bodies of water have been lost.

Located between the Morrocoy National Park and the wildlife reserve of Tucurere, Cuare represents the center of complex hydro dynamics. In the water, frontiers dissolve and make it difficult to know where the sea ends and the river begins. Its lowlands and marshes are an ideal habitat for mammals, reptiles and birds, of which there are some 263 different species.

This ecosystem which extends hundreds of miles, maintains a whole chain of living things tightly related like: the Green turtle, the Carey turtle, the Coastal alligator, the elegant Corocora bird and the Flamingo, all of which find smaller animals here such as crustaceans and invertebrates that sustain all species.

Nevertheless, the main predator of natural resources has been man, attracted, not only by the breathtaking scenery, but also by the petrography in its caves, this has put numerous species in risk of extinction, like the Southern Caribbean Flamingo.

Currently, most of the conservation work centers around educating the local population and visitors alike to preserve the fragile wetlands of Cuare, which not only serve as a refuge for thousands of migrating birds, but also to man and all other living things.

Accompany the conservationists that are drawn to this place because of its incomparable natural beauty.

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