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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Photo provided by Marcel Staron

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park covers a range of ecosystems unparalleled in the insular Caribbean.

The karst landscape is crossected by many rivers. The park has a high biodiversity, with high numbers of endemic flora, and vertebrates and invertebrates.

The park lies in the eastern Cuban provinces of Holguín and Guantánamo. It was named after the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt who visited the island in 1800 and 1801.

Map of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Legend

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Site Info

Full name: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Unesco ID: 839

Inscribed: 2001

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2001 - Revision Successor to former TWHS NR of Terrestrial Molluscs (1997)
  • 2001 - Inscribed 
  • 1999 - Deferred Bureau - For new protection and boundary definition law

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