|UNESCO #955 - Lorentz National Park - INDONESIA|
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Lorentz National Park - INDONESIA - UNESCO #955
Part of a triple swap I've arranged some time ago, this beautiful multiview postcard shows Lorentz National Park in the Province of Papua,Indonesia. According to the UNESCO webpage this region has been inhabited for over 24,000 years and has evolved some of the most distinctive and long isolated cultures in the world. Thank you very much Shinta, with this card my collection grows to 354 World Heritage Sites, 627 to complete it (and only one missing from Indonesia that should arrive soon!).
Lorentz National Park is the largest protected area in South-East Asia. It is the only protected area in the world to incorporate a continuous, intact transect from snowcap to tropical marine environment, including extensive lowland wetlands. Located at the meeting-point of two colliding continental plates, the area has a complex geology with ongoing mountain formation as well as major sculpting by glaciation. The area also contains fossil sites which provide evidence of the evolution of life on New Guinea, a high level of endemism and the highest level of biodiversity in the region.