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Editors: Arturo Kirkconnell Páez, Douglas F. Stotz, and Jennifer M. Shopland
Design: Costello Communications, Chicago
Translations: Patricia Álvarez, Roberto Soto, Jennifer M. Shopland, and Amanda Zidek-Vanega
Web design and development: Allyson Meyer and Ryan Peters
Funding: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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We would like to thank all those who helped with this inventory
of the Zapata Peninsula. Although in the following we name some
people individually, all receive our warmest thanks. First, we are
grateful to the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment
(CITMA) authorities at the national level for facilitating the rapid
inventory and its results. Special recognition is due to CITMA in
Matanzas Province for all the logistical support they provided and
for ensuring the success of the inventory. Likewise, we thank the
local CITMA authorities for all the interest and effort that they
showed, as well as for their active participation in the preparation
of the report. We especially would like to thank Marisol Gil, la
Delegada del CITMA en Matanzas, and the managers and support
staff at CITMA Station in Palpite for helping to make us
comfortable during our inventory.
In Havana, we would like to especially thank Yazmín Peraza
of the Nacional Museum of Natural History of Cuba (Museo
Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba) for exceptional help and
support in all phases of the inventory from getting permits, through
fieldwork, to the writing of the report. Nadia Pérez and Regla
Balmori of the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba
shared their friendship and organizational skills. Reinaldo Estrada,
of the Nacional System of Protected Areas (Sistéma Nacional de
Áreas Protegidas [SNAP]), provided us with very helpful comments
on the results and especially the recommendations arising from our
fieldwork. Other organizacional units of CITMA coordinated the
permits for access to the study areas and for the collection of
specimens. The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C.,
kindly granted visas for the U. S. participants.
Thanks are also due the helpful people at HAVANATUR for
their work on logistics during our stay in Cuba, and transport to and
from our study sites. Dan Brinkmeier, Isa Halm, and Julie Smentek
provided logistic support in the days before the presentation of our
results in Havana. Robin Foster is indebted to Ramona Oviedo Prieto
for her generous aid in identifying plants photographed in the field.
Bil Alverson, Sergio Rabiela, and Sarah Kaplan assisted with the
production of the images used in the report.
Tyana Wachter and Sophie Twichell provided tremendous
support in coordinating the work done for this rapid inventory,
both in Cuba and in Chicago. We also thank Patricia Álvarez,
Amanda Zidek-Vanega, and Tyana Wachter for translations and
Roberto Soto for the translation and explanation of soil types.
Laurie Hunter edited the appendices. Yazmín Peraza, Tyana Wachter,
Corine Vriesendorp, Debby Moskovits, and Brandy Pawlak
provided careful reviews of this report.
We thank John W. McCarter for his constant support of
our program. Funds for this rapid inventory were provided by
the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and
The Field Museum.