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Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Located on the watershed of the Río Plátano, the reserve is one of the few remains of a tropical rainforest in Central America and has an abundant and varied plant and wildlife. In its mountainous landscape sloping down to the Caribbean coast, over 2,000 indigenous people have preserved their traditional way of life.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

ixTo 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
viiTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance. All
viiiTo be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features. All
xTo 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



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Granada City and surroundings en 445.6kmsite_izi
El Fortín de Acosasco 2020440.5kmsite_ao
Murales del Congreso (Congress Murals) 2020491.1kmsite_ao
Pinula Aqueduct 2020640.5kmsite_ao
San Gervasio 2020576.4kmsite_ao
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception 2020348.9kmsite_ao
Carvings of El Jalacate 2019356.7kmsite_ao
Sanatorio Durán (Durán Sanatorium) 2019651.9kmsite_ao
St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park 2019454.2kmsite_ao
Xaman-Há Ruins 2019598.5kmsite_ao
The Leaning Lighthouse 2019613.1kmsite_ao
Tikal Temple IV 2019553.3kmsite_ao
Isla Mujeres Sea-View Cemetery 2019646.2kmsite_ao
Howler Monkeys of Tikal 2019552.6kmsite_ao
El Rey Ruins 2019631.4kmsite_ao
Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña (Museum of the Revolution) 2019424.3kmsite_ao
Bolas de Fuego (Fireball Festival) 2019534.9kmsite_ao
Altun-Ha 2019450.9kmsite_ao
La Ceiba Park 2019586.5kmsite_ao
Spider Monkeys of Tikal 2019552.5kmsite_ao
Cuello Mayan Ruins 2019492.6kmsite_ao
This ‘Hollow Tree’ Is Perfect For Climbing 2019603.3kmsite_ao
Grave of Filibuster William Walker 2019138.2kmsite_ao
Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden 2018546.2kmsite_ao
One of the Largest Pyramids in the World 2018601.5kmsite_ao
Lancetilla Botanical Garden and Research Center 2018297.6kmsite_ao
Boiling Mud Pools of San Jacinto 2018418.4kmsite_ao
Mayan Stelae at Quirigua 2017470.7kmsite_ao
A Century-Old, To-Scale Topographical Map of Guatemala 2017637.5kmsite_ao
Joyxee Island 2017647.6kmsite_ao
Mixco Viejo (Jilotepeque Viejo) 2017649.8kmsite_ao
Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 1991436.8kmsite_brutalism
Museos del Banco Central 1975649.4kmsite_brutalism
Fonseca Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos (CFIA) 1976650.7kmsite_brutalism
National Assembly 467.9kmsite_brutalism
Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) 1976649.5kmsite_brutalism
Ruins of León Viejo 2000426.7kmsite_whs
León Cathedral 2011438kmsite_whs
Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche 2002596.6kmsite_whs
Sian Ka’an 1987522.3kmsite_whs
Maya Site of Copan 1980488.4kmsite_whs
Tikal National Park 1979551.7kmsite_whs
Antigua Guatemala 1979656.2kmsite_whs
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua 1981470.7kmsite_whs
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site 1993547.8kmsite_whs
Area de Conservación Guanacaste 1999553.7kmsite_whs
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System 1996277.9kmsite_whs
The Stone Spheres of Diquí: An Ancient Mistery Revealed? | The Costa Rica News 2019649.3kmpost

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.

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