|UNESCO #900 - Western Caucasus - RUSSIA|
Monday, February 03, 2014
Western Caucasus - RUSSIA - UNESCO #900
I've started the month of February with a full mailbox, seven postcards, several of them UNESCO! The first two came from Russia and were sent by Anastasia, a postcrosser from Kaliningrad. This one shows one of the mountains of the Western Caucasus, one of the few regions in Europe still unspoiled by humans - my 283th UNESCO WHS in my collection (698 till the end). Thank you very much Anastasia. This postcard took 10 days to arrive!
The Western Caucasus, extending over 275,000 ha of the extreme western end of the Caucasus mountains and located 50 km north-east of the Black Sea, is one of the few large mountain areas of Europe that has not experienced significant human impact. Its subalpine and alpine pastures have only been grazed by wild animals, and its extensive tracts of undisturbed mountain forests, extending from the lowlands to the subalpine zone, are unique in Europe.