Friday, August 9, 2019

Mount Hallasan nutmeg grove (Bijarim Forest)

The only grove of Torreya nucifera trees - beautiful conifers, mostly old and large trees. Here grow many rare and endemic plants. Here is...

Deserta Grande ecosystem

The small Desertas Islands have numerous unique species. On Deserta Grande lives the largest European tarantula - 4.5 cm long body as well as...

Madeiran laurisilva

Unique, roughly 150 km² large subtropical humid forest, remnant of once widespread forests. The most impressive subtropical forest in Europe and largest laurisilva forest...

Xochimilco

Unique monument of urban planning, inherited from Aztec times. Here has been preserved the network of ancient channels with chinampas – island gardens. Channels...

Cuatrociénegas Valley (Cuatro Ciénegas Valley)

An unusual part of Chihuahua desert with thousands of geothermal spring pools. Extremely high biodiversity including more than 70 endemic species not found outside...

Lake Alchichica

Unique maar lake with high level of endemism, especially noted due to rare stromatolites met only in few locations around the world. Endemic salamander...

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Wintering habitats of the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758). Some trees in Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve are covered with a thick layer of...

Suoi Giang tea forest (Suối Giàng)

Here grow possibly the world's oldest tea trees which are up to 3,000 years old. In total in this forest grow more than 85,000...

Hoàn Kiếm Lake and turtles

Lake in the historical centre of Hanoi. In the lake lives (or lived as it is critically endangered or extinct) unique soft-shell turtles which...

Dong Van Plateau

An area with very impressive tower karst where the cone-shaped limestone hills rise up to 800 m tall. Here are very impressive canyons, huge...