Thursday, July 04, 2013

Risco, Rabaçal - Laurisilva of Madeira - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #934

My good friend Alberto (yes, the same of the donkeys) often goes to Madeira Island for professional reasons (or so he say). Today I received two cards from him, this one with a beautiful waterfall right in the heart of that wonderful island known as "the garden of Atlantic" and part of the UNESCO natural site. Thanks a lot Betinho! This postcard took 7 days to arrive! 
UNESCO #934 - Laurisilva, Madeira - PORTUGAL
The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species such as the Madeiran long-toed pigeon.

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