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Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Honduras
Factors affecting the property in 1991*
  • 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 1991
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 1991**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1991

The Bureau recalled that the Honduran authorities had requested the Committee, at its last session, to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Committee had suggested at that time that the Honduran authorities submit a request for international assistance from the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau noted that such a request had not yet been received and urged the Secretariat and IUCN to work through National MAB and IUCN networks in order to bring forward a request for the consideration of the Committee at its forthcoming session.

The recommendations of the Bureau were transmitted to the Executive Director of the Associacion Hondurena de Ecologica, which was responsible for the management of this site, by letter of 21 August 1991. Subsequently, the Secretariat was informed that a Department of Protected Areas and Forestry had been vested with the authority to manage all natural heritage areas in Honduras and was requested to send all relevant materials to prepare a request for inscribing this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger to this new Government Department.

Such a request is expected to be received shortly.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1991
15 BUR VI.42
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

The Bureau recalled that the Honduran authorities had requested the Committee, at its last session, to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee had suggested at that time that the Honduran authorities submit a request for international assistance from the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau noted that such a request had not yet been received and urged the Secretariat and IUCN to work through national MAB and IUCN networks in order to bring forward a request for the consideration of the Committee at its forthcoming session.

15 COM VIII
SOC: Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras)

The Committee noted that there had been a recent change in the national agency responsible for the management of this site. The Vice-President of Honduras requested the Committee at its last session to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee was informed that the new management authority would submit to the Secretariat a request for international assistance in order to enable the Committee to consider including this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1991
Honduras
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 15COM (1991)
Exports

* : 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.


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