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Laurisilva of Madeira
Laurisilva of Madeira

Laurisilva of Madeira

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Er 209, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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The Pine Forests (Laurasilva) of Madeira, were inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1999, by UNESCO. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It ... Read more
contains a unique mixture of plants and animals, including many endemic species such as the Madeiran long-toed pigeon. The forest lies between 300 and 1300 m. altitude, and extends across 22.100 hectares of land.

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Lapa dos Dinheiros, Portugal
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Laurissilva is the name given to a type of subtropical forest, mostly made up of the laurel family trees and endemic Macaronesian region formed by the archipelagos of Madeira, Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde. Has higher expression in the highlands of the island of Madeira, where its largest and best preserved zone and was considered in 1999 by UNESCO.

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Milan, Italy

La foresta di laurisilva (alloro) è un ambiente che una volta dominava quasi tutta l'Europa Mediterranea, ma oggi è rimasto unico della Melanesia. Solo qui e nell'isola canaria di La Gomera, si trova intatto questo bosco conservato allo stato primordiale, entrato nella lista del Patrimonio Unesc.

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Melbourne, Australia

Laurisilva-Wälder (Lorbeerwald) beherrschten einst fast den ganzen Mittelmeerraum Europas. Heute findet man diese fast nur noch auf Madeira und damit ist eine Wanderung durch die idyllischen Wälder etwas ganz besonderes. Nur hier und auf der kanarischen Insel La Gomera ist dieser Wald in seinem ursprünglichen Zustand erhalten geblieben und wurde daher zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe erklärt. Der Wald ist extrem dicht, aber von vielen Wanderwegen durchzogen und hält für Besucher viele Aussichtspunkte über die bergige Landschaft, sowie einige Wasserfälle bereit.

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Rouen, France

Forêt dense entrecoupé de vertigineuses montagnes et de quelques cascades forgés par les levada de l’île.

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