Laurissilva (Laurel Forest) - Madeira, Portugal, ID=934
N 32° 48.881 W 017° 08.730
28S E 299138 N 3632781
Quick Description: UNESCO World Heritage Site Laurisilva of Madeira
Location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/3/2017 8:05:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWBD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
Laurissilva, or as some may call it "The Laurel Forest" is a unique habitat with a diversity of rare plants and animals that until this day have not all yet been identified. On December 2nd 1999, Laurissilva was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO signifying that it may no longer be seen solely as property of Madeira Island, but as a treasure to all of mankind due to its uniqueness and biological heritage.

Laurissilva is a true relic of the Tertiary period and used to spread throughout Europe. This stunning forest was a victim of the ice age and remained in the Macaronesian islands such as the Madeira Islands, Canary Islands, Azores and Cape Verde. Of the above listed islands, Madeira Islands has the largest forest area of 22 thousand acres, home to a tremendous diversity of plants and animals.
Type: Natural

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/934/

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