Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
The location of this unique site in Central America, where Quaternary glaciers have left their mark, has allowed the fauna and flora of North and South America to interbreed. Tropical rainforests cover most of the area. Four different Indian tribes inhabit this property, which benefits from close co-operation between Costa Rica and Panama.
2017 Conservation Outlook
Current state and trend of VALUES
Overall PROTECTION and MANAGEMENT
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Description of values
Exceptionally beautiful landscapes
Remarkable vestiges of the Quaternary glacial activity
Ecological and evolutionary processes
Exuberant biological diversity
The number of park rangers and patrolling squads is too low to properly protect and monitor the site.
|№||Organization/ individuals||Project duration||Brief description of Active Projects|
|1||TNC, CI, WWF, CEPF, IUCN, ANCON, Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project, Rotary International Foundation, Marden Fund and Mulago Foundation||All have advised and/or funded bi-national protection and management projects for the complex. (WDPA, 2011)|
|№||Site need title||Brief description of potential site needs||Support needed for following years|
|1||Cooperative work with the indigenous communities.||Approach to the Naso and Ngnobe-Boglé indigenous communities. Social conflicts should be addressed|
|2||River fish monitoring||River fish monitoring through all the river basins|
|3||McLarney, W. et al. 2010. The Threat to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in the La Amistad World Heritage Site, Panama and Costa Rica, from Proposed Hydroelectric Dams. Asociación ANAI.|
|4||Mission report, 2013. R.Hofstede, A.M. Ojeda.|
|5||SOC Report, 2013.|
|6||Science Daily, July 10, 2008. Could Climate Change Impact Costa Rica? New Study Says Yes|
|7||WDPA, 2011. TALAMANCA RANGE-LA AMISTAD RESERVES / LA AMISTAD NATIONAL PARK COSTA RICA & PANAMA|