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World Heritage in danger: 2 natural sites added @IUCN #YF2011 #eco #conservation #nature

World Heritage in danger: 2 natural sites added @IUCN #YF2011 #eco #conservation #nature

World Heritage in danger: two natural sites added 22 June 2011 | International news release The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras and the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia have been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN. The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, the biggest protected area in Honduras, has been inscribed today on the Danger List at the request of the government of Honduras. Its largely intact forests, mangroves, coastal lagoons and savannahs have been put at risk due to lack of law enforcement. Illegal settlement by squatters, illegal commercial fishing, illegal logging, poaching and a proposed dam construction on the Patuca river, have all led IUCN to recommend the site to be added to the Danger List. “We fully support Honduras’ positive move to request Rio Platano to be included in the List of Worl...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/?uNewsID=7729

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