Friday, June 21, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Sinharaja Rain Forest - UNESCO~

Fabulous view of one of the most endangered places all over the world...:(
...the Rain Forest, nature in its true form... Thanks a lot Ravindra!!

With nice stamp: International Scout Jamboree stamp
(Issued 18-02-2013) 

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1989 (11187 ha).

The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.

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