Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

The Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, located in La Mosquitia region on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, is a 5,250 km2 protected area which is home to many endangered species and some of the largest remaining tropical forests of Central America. Established as a World Heritage site and biosphere reserve in 1982, it was included in UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger in 2011. This reserve includes both mountainous and lowland tropical rainforest, boasting a wide range of wildlife and vegetation, as well as over 2000 inhabitants. Moreover, it is part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, extending from Mexico down through Central America.


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