Friday, 6 July 2012

928 CR - Area de Conservación Guanacaste (1999)

Brief Description

"The Area de Conservación Guanacaste (inscribed in 1999), was extended with the addition of a 15,000 ha private property, St Elena. It contains important natural habitats for the conservation of biological diversity, including the best dry forest habitats from Central America to northern Mexico and key habitats for endangered or rare plant and animal species. The site demonstrates significant ecological processes in both its terrestrial and marine-coastal environments."


"此保护区于1999年被列入世界遗产,现新增一块面积达15 000公顷的私人土地——圣艾雷那(St Elena)。这里有着保护生物多样性的重要自然栖息地,包括从中美洲蔓延到墨西哥北部的最佳旱地森林栖息地,以及一些濒危或珍稀动植物的主要栖息地。这 个地方的陆地和海岸环境展示了重要的生态过程。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of elisake from Costa Rica
Santa Rosa National Park

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