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Darien National Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1981
Location: South America, Panama, Province of Darien
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Description: Darien National Park constructs a bridge between the two continents of the New World. It is full of an outstanding variety of habitats – sandy beaches, rocky coasts, mangroves, swamps, and lowland and upland tropical forests holding noteworthy wildlife. The site also house two Indian tribes within the park. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Darién National Park is a world heritage site in Panama. It is about 325 kilometers from Panama City, and is the most extensive of all national parks of Panama and is one of the most important world heritage sites in Central America. It was categorized in 1981 as a worldwide patrimony and in 1983 as a biosphere reserve. Its most common species include macaw, parrot, and tapirs. The harpy eagle also calls this national park home. It is noted for its incredible genetic value. The sheer beauty of the landscape and forest generally captivate visitors. Visitors will usually fly into El Real, the closest town to the park. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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