Monday, November 7, 2011

AUSTRALIA ~Tasmanian Wilderness-UNESCO~

Wonderful scenic view of the "Tasmanian Wilderness" with Alpine Meadows,Waterfall Valley...I think this area must be one of the last wild and most intact places on earth!
With great UNESCO stamp too... Thanks ROD!!

The Tasmanian Wilderness is one of the three largest temperate wilderness areas remaining in the Southern Hemisphere. The region is home to some of the deepest and longest caves in Australia. It is renowned for its diversity of flora, and some of the longest lived trees and tallest flowering plants in the world grow in the area. The Tasmanian Wilderness is a stronghold for several animals that are either extinct or threatened on mainland Australia.

The Tasmanian Wilderness was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982 (extended 1989).

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