PBS NewsHour

Can Cuba preserve ecosystems while profiting from tourism?

Clip: 11/08/2017 | 8m 51s

As Cuba tries to open up its economy and lure western investment through tourism, environmentalists are working to prove that protection of the environment can also be a profitable pursuit. By developing the island's ecotourism, scientists hope to stimulate the economy without jeopardizing Cuba's exquisite coral reefs and wild species. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

Aired: 11/08/17

Rating: NR

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