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Panama, Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

 Posted by , last edited on January 15, 2014 at 04:47:36

Location Provinces of Veraguas and Chiriquí, Panama
Coordinates N7 25 58.8 W81 45 57.6
Property 270,125 ha
Date of Inscription 2005

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Coiba National Park, off the southwest coast of Panama, protects Coiba Island, 38 smaller islands and the surrounding marine areas within the Gulf of Chiriqui. Protected from the cold winds and effects of El Niño, Coiba’s Pacific tropical moist forest maintains exceptionally high levels of endemism of mammals, birds and plants due to the ongoing evolution of new species. It is also the last refuge for a number of threatened animals such as the crested eagle. The property is an outstanding natural laboratory for scientific research and provides a key ecological link to the Tropical Eastern Pacific for the transit and survival of pelagic fish and marine mammals.

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