|UNESCO #1167 - Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra - INDONESIA|
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!
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.