Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve (1982)
Honduras

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Honduras 1999. Stamp issued for the restoration of the country after the damages caused by Hurricane Mitch.

Located on the watershed of the Río Plátano, the reserve is one of the few remains of a tropical rainforest in Central America and has an abundant and varied plant and wildlife. In its mountainous landscape sloping down to the Caribbean coast, over 2,000 indigenous people have preserved their traditional way of life. 

In 1996 the site was inscribed on the World Heritage in Danger. Further, in 1999 Hurricane Mitch has caused considerable damages to the site and to Honduras' infrastructure in general. 

  • Honduras 1999. Stamp issued for the restoration of the country after the damages caused by Hurricane Mitch. 

The below sheet shows birds of Honduras in danger of extinction. The sheet was issued as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Mitch. 

Honduras 1999. Souvenir sheet. Birds in danger of Extinction.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Honduras (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Honduras section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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