Darien National Park



CountryPanama
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationProvince of Darien
CoordinatesN7 44 10 W77 32 50
Inscription Date1981
Property (ha)579,000
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
Unesco Reference Number159
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/159
DescriptionForming a bridge between the two continents of the New World, Darien National Park contains an exceptional variety of habitats – sandy beaches, rocky coasts, mangroves, swamps, and lowland and upland tropical forests containing remarkable wildlife. Two Indian tribes live in the park.
StatusWorld Heritage Site