Will Guantánamo be repurposed into a Peace Park for marine conservation?

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.

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