|UNESCO #1203 - Central Highlands - SRI LANKA|
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Bakers Waterfall, Horton Plains Park - SRI LANKA - UNESCO # 1203
The second card shows the amazing Bakers Waterfall, situated in Horton Plains National Park on a tributary of the Belihul Oya and part of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka (added to the UNESCO list in 2010). Thanks Du for this beautiful card. This postcard took 16 days to arrive!
Sri Lanka's highlands are situated in the south-central part of the island. The property comprises the Peak Wilderness Protected Area, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles Conservation Forest. These montane forests, where the land rises to 2,500 metres above sea-level, are home to an extraordinary range of flora and fauna, including several endangered species such as the western-purple-faced langur, the Horton Plains slender loris and the Sri Lankan leopard. The region is considered a super biodiversity hotspot.