Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wet Tropics of Queensland - Australia

Wet Tropics of Queensland in Australia is the last Unesco WHS i got from Australia. The card, sent by Heather "hmassese", shows the Millaa Millaa Falls, buttress roots, Mossman River, a fig tree and Ulysses butterfly.


The Wet Tropics of Queensland is a region of spectacular scenery and rugged topography with rivers, gorges, waterfalls, and mountains. One of the largest rainforest wilderness areas in Australia is located in the Daintree River valley, and the combination of fringe coral reefs and rainforest coastline in the Cape Tribulation region is rare in the world. The Wet Tropics rainforests contain an almost complete record of the major stages in the evolution of plant life on earth. Many species within the World Heritage area originated when Australia was still part of Gondwana.

The Wet Tropics of Queensland was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988. - in: http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/world/wet-tropics/index.html

1 comment:

Lela said...

So beautiful card!

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