Friday, October 21, 2011

Suriname's Unesco sites

Suriname only has 2 places classified as Unesco World Heritage Sites, the Historic Inner City of Parabarimo, on the list since 2002 and Central Suriname Nature Reserve, classified in 2000.

Thanks to Luca i've these cards from both sites.

Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries planted on the northern coast of tropical South America. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Its buildings illustrate the gradual fusion of Dutch architectural influence with traditional local techniques and materials. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/940


The Central Suriname Nature Reserve comprises 1.6 million ha of primary tropical forest of west-central Suriname. It protects the upper watershed of the Coppename River and the headwaters of the Lucie, Oost, Zuid, Saramaccz, and Gran Rio rivers and covers a range of topography and ecosystems of notable conservation value due to its pristine state. Its montane and lowland forests contain a high diversity of plant life with more than 5,000 vascular plant species collected to date. The Reserve's animals are typical of the region and include the jaguar, giant armadillo, giant river otter, tapir, sloths, eight species of primates and 400 bird species such as harpy eagle, Guiana cock-of-the-rock, and scarlet macaw. - in:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1017

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