Parque Nacional Del Este

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The Parque Nacional Del Este (or National Park of the East) is located in eastern Dominican Republic. Founded on September 16, 1975, the park consists of 31,244 Ha of open space on the southeastern peninsula of Hispaniola and 10,650 Ha on Isla Saona, a popular tourist destination, totalling 41,894 Ha in protected area.[1] The protected area also includes a 12,000 Ha buffer zone around the park boundaries.

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on November 21, 2001 in the Mixed (Cultural & Natural) category.[2]



Parque Nacional del Este - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Accessed 2009-02-26.