Research Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences <p>Research Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences(RJEES) is an openly accessible journal published monthly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and perspectives in diverse areas of ecology &amp; environment and to keep a record of state-of-the-art research.</p> en-US Research Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 2770-5536 Conservation of Cuabal from Community Environmental Education: Results of an Implemented Proposal <p>The spiny xeromorphic shrublands on serpentine (cuabales) constitute outstanding plant formations for the conservation of Cuban biodiversity, due to their floristic richness, high number of endemic species and local endemism, as well as their economic, social, cultural value and functions environmental. In the Callejón de Los Patos of Santa Clara, there are relicts of cuabal, although they show a high level of deterioration due to human activity. This article presents the main results of an investigation, which focused on implementing actions for the development of Community Environmental Education, with emphasis on the conservation of cuabal, in Callejón de Los Patos. For the intervention process, the Community Self-Development Methodology was used, which is qualitative par excellence, and the investigative methods: document analysis, participant observation, in-depth, group and structured interviews, drawing directed, the reflective group, techniques group and triangulation of data. The main results of the research are: the diagnosis and implementation of actions, designed from the process of Community Environmental Education, which was developed at the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes National Rural School, of said settlement. During the intervention process, the development of cognitive, procedural and attitudinal knowledge for the conservation of cuabal was verified in the schoolchildren, contributing to the strengthening of the school as the most important cultural center of the community, as aspired in the Cuban National Education System.</p> Yaima Mederos Jiménez Georgina del Pilar Castro Acevedo Anaiky Yanelín Borges Machín Copyright (c) 2023 Research Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 2023-12-19 2023-12-19 36 69 New records for the alien vascular flora of Calabria (S-Italy) <p>While alien organisms, vascular plants included, are progressively increasing their worldwide impact on habitats, the present research confirms a similar dangerous trend for Calabria, the southernmost and floristically richest region of Italian Peninsula. The set of additional alien taxa here recorded for the vascular flora of Calabria includes: <em>Acacia melanoxylon</em>, <em>Bidens subalternans</em>, <em>Buddleja davidii</em>, <em>Cucurbita moschata</em>, <em>Cyclospermum leptophyllum</em>, <em>Erigeron annuus </em>subsp.<em> annuus</em>, <em>Hesperocyparis glabra, </em><em>Ligustrum ovalifolium</em>, <em>Mahonia aquifolium, Morus indica</em>, <em>Oenothera speciosa, </em><em>Prunus serotina</em>, <em>Pyracantha fortuneana</em>, <em>Rudbeckia laciniata, Solanum nitidibaccatum, Sparaxis bulbifera, Tradescantia cerinthoides, </em><em>Ulmus pumila</em>. These additional 18 taxa bring the total number of alien species from 382 to 400. The most represented biological forms are scapose therophyte and scapose phanerophyte with 5 species (27.8% of the total). The most frequent biogeographic origins of the surveyed species are North America (6 species; 33.3%), followed by Asia and South America both with 4 species (22.2%). The most common habitats hosting the recorded alien taxa are roadsides (8 species; 44.4%), although all surveyed plants have been found in deeply anthropized environments. The altitude of occurrence, extending 3 to 1,286 m a.s.l., together with other ecological data provided, demonstrate the ability of aliens to potentially colonize a wide range of environments in the region.</p> Alberto Capuano Giuseppe Caruso Copyright (c) 2023 Research Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 2023-11-10 2023-11-10 1 35