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Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Factors affecting the property in 1990*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Illegal activities
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Extreme pressure with the invasion of refugees and settlers into the Reserve; Illegal tree felling; Poaching; Road construction

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1990
Requests approved: 6 (from 1982-1988)
Total amount approved : 168,000 USD
1988 Equipment for Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Approved)   20,000 USD
1987 Consultant services, training and equipment for ... (Approved)   30,000 USD
1985 Strengthen protection and management of Rio Platano ... (Approved)   20,000 USD
1983 Implementation of protective measures, of training ... (Approved)   26,000 USD
1982 Financial contribution towards ecodevelopment ... (Approved)   67,025 USD
1982 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Approved)   4,975 USD
Missions to the property until 1990**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1990

[Oral report by IUCN]

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1990
SOC: Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

The Committee noted that the Honduran authorities had submitted to the Secretariat a nomination of this property to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee was unable to make a decision on this nomination, however, in the absence of any request for international assistance for this property pursuant to article 11.4 of the Convention. The Committee consequently urged the Honduran authorities to prepare and submit such a request as soon as possible.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1990
Date of Inscription: 1982
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1996-2007, 2011-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 14COM (1990)

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.