Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo

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Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo

  • Country: 
    Honduras
  • Site number: 
    812
  • Area: 
    11,200 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-03-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    15°44'N 87°21'W
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Overview

Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo. 20/03/96; Atlántida; 11,200 ha; 15°44'N 087°21'W. Wildlife Reserve. Remnants of the last existing areas of pristine, tropical, broad-leaved forest. The site includes coastline, river valleys, flooded savannas, marshes, mangroves, rocky beaches, and lakes forming a large wetland of outstanding importance due to its biodiversity and numerous threatened or endemic populations supported. The site provides important breeding and feeding areas for birds and fish. Two ethnic communities inhabit the site and pre-Colombian remains have been excavated. Human activities include agriculture and ranching. Ramsar site no. 812. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

Administrative region: 
Atlantida

  • National legal designation: 
    • refuge
  • Last publication date: 
    20-03-1996

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