Coiba National Park, off the southwest coast of Panama, protects Coiba Island, 38 smaller islands and the surrounding marine areas within the Gulf of Chiriqui. Protected from the cold winds and effects of El Niño, Coiba’s Pacific tropical moist forest maintains exceptionally high levels of endemism of mammals, birds and plants due to the ongoing evolution of new species. It is also the last refuge for a number of threatened animals such as the crested eagle. The property is an outstanding natural laboratory for scientific research and provides a key ecological link to the Tropical Eastern Pacific for the transit and survival of pelagic fish and marine mammals.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ix||To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|A peaceful protest en es||297.7km||site_izi|
|January 9th, 1964 en es||296.5km||site_izi|
|Campus Stories en es||295.9km||site_izi|
|The road to sovereignty en es||296.7km||site_izi|
|OLD QUARTER – PANAMA en es||2015||298.3km||site_izi|
|Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá||1997||297.5km||site_whs|
|Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo||1980||330.9km||site_whs|
|Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís||2014||250km||site_whs|
|Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park||1983||254.6km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.