Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas

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Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas

  • Pays: 
    Honduras
  • Numéro du site: 
    722
  • Superficie: 
    78'150 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    28-03-1995
  • Coordonnées: 
    15°51'N 87°40'W
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Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas. 28/03/95; Atlántida; 78,150 ha; 15°51'N 087°40'W. National park. The ecosystems found are a portion of those originally existing. Fourteen ecosystem types have been identified, comprising five non-marine wetlands, five terrestrial, and four marine types. The park is species rich, supporting numerous rare, recently described and threatened species. The mangrove forests on the lagoon are amongst the best preserved on the Atlantic coast. Particularly important for the maintenance of biodiversity and the development of ecotourism, the coral reefs are the largest on the continental coast of Honduras. The marine ecosystem has a high diversity of fauna, including several endangered species. The former "Punta Sal National Park" and Ramsar site was renamed for Jeanette Kawas, president of PROLANSATE, a local NGO in charge of the management of the park, who was murdered on 6 February 1995 for her opposition to drainage of the site for development purposes. Ramsar site no. 722. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Région administrative: 
Atlántida

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • national park
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    28-03-1995

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