With President Obama’s historic presidential visit to Cuba – the first in 80 years – scientists are pondering the future of Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
One idea is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
From swords to plowshares, and from barbed wire to … fishing hooks?
Under a new proposal, Guantánamo Bay Naval Base – including the infamous detention center – could be transformed into a marine conservation area and an international peace park after the inmates leave.
Joe Roman, a conservation biologist at the University of Vermont, sees the Guantánamo land as an opportunity to help steer Cuba’s development toward sustainability, to “move it forward in a way that benefits both the people and the wildlife.”