Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Biological wonders

Wonders of biology, such as trees, ecosystems etc.

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...

Pù Mát Pride of Vietnam

The largest tree in Vietnam - more than 70 m high sa mu tree (Cunninghamia konishii). Its trunk has a circumference of 23.7 m,...

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...

Vũ Quang

Remote, forested region, where numerous new species of animals and plants have been found over the last decades and several more are reported but...

Látrabjarg

Largest bird cliff in Europe, 14 km long and up to 441 m high. Hosts millions of birds including 230,000 razorbills (Alca torda) -...

Midges of Mývatn

In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising...