Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sumatra Rainforest - INDONESIA - UNESCO #1167

This Sumatra Tropical Rainforest postcard is the 8th Indonesian classified site I receive and, at least until the next UNESCO committee reunion, it's finally complete - let's start working on the tentative sites, now! Thank you very much Dewimartha for this beautiful card and the amazing stamps you used - ok now, 358 down, 623 to go and another country complete on my UNESCO WHS collection! This postcard took 20 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1167 - Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra - INDONESIA
The 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site holds the greatest potential for long-term conservation of the distinctive and diverse biota of Sumatra, including many endangered species. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more than 200 mammal species; and some 580 bird species of which 465 are resident and 21 are endemic. 

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