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Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1983, 1990
Location: Central America, Costa Rica and Panama, San Jose, Cartago, Limon and Puntarenas Provinces (CR)
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Description: The unique Central American site being located where Quaternary glaciers have left their mark, has allowed for the interbreeding of North and South American fauna and flora. Most of the site’s area is covered by Tropical rainforests. Benefiting from close co-operation between Costa Rica and Panama the property is inhabited by four different Indian tribes. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The La Amistad International Park, or in Spanish Parque Internacional La Amistad, formerly the La Amistad National Park, is an international peace park in Latin America, management of which is shared between Costa Rica (Caribbean La Amistad and Pacific La Amistad Conservation Areas) and Panama, following a recommendation by UNESCO after the park's inclusion in the World Heritage Site list. The majority of the park area is in Costa Rica, as part of the former La Amistad Reserves of the Talamanca mountain range. It is highly inaccessible and partially unexplored, however in Panama access is easier. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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