Atlantic Forest South-East
The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves comprise 25 protected areas of Atlantic forest in the southeast region of Brazil.
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The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka cover the remaining part of the rainforests of Sri Lanka, the habitat of high numbers of threatened flora and fauna species.
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The Sikhote-Alin is a mountain range in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krais, Russia, extending about 900 km to the northeast of the Russian Pacific seaport of Vladivostok.
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Central Suriname Nature Reserve
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve (CSNR) covers 1.6 million ha of pristine tropical forest in the Guayana Shield.
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The Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves is a region of tropical and subtropical moist forest, tropical dry forest, tropical savannas, and mangrove forests.
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Dja Faunal Reserve
The Dja Faunal Reserve covers one of the largest and best protected rainforests in Africa. It is a wilderness barely disturbed by man, with rich and often rare fauna.
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The Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai Forest Complex is known for its high number of fauna species. It is located in the mountains of northeast Thailand.
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Garajonay National Park contains the best example of laurisilva, a humid subtropical forest that in the Tertiary covered almost all of Europe.
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The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly called Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves) were designated a world heritage site because of their geological features.
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Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an area of scenic forests that holds a world record number of 130 tree species.
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The Area de Conservación Guanacaste is a habitat for threatened or rare fauna species like the Saltwater Crocodile, False Vampire Bat, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Jaguar, Jabiru Stork, Mangrove Vireo and Mangrove Hummingbird.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley is a mountainous area with series of lakes and waterfalls containing clear, mineral-rich water.
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Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park encompasses a montane and a lowland area, covered by primary tropical forest that is one of the last refuges of the endangered Eastern Lowland Gorilla.
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Laurisilva of Madeira
The Laurisilva on the Portuguese island of Madeira (off the African coast) has been placed on the list mainly because of its biological diversity.
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Manu National Park
The biological diversity of Manú National Park exceeds that of any other place on earth. The park comprises the catchment basin of the Manu River and part of that of the Alto Madre de Dios River.
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Morne Trois Pitons
Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a significant area of volcanic activity. Main point is the 1,342m high volcano Morne Trois Pitons ("mountain of three peaks").
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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve includes significant portions of Mount Nimba, a geographically unique area with a high number of endemic plant and animal species.
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Mount Wuyi, located at Fuijan province, is the most outstanding biodiversity conservation zone of Southeast China.
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Primeval Beech Forests
The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany are the largest remaining 'virgin' forests of the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
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Rainforests of the Atsinanana
The Rainforests of the Atsinananaare are recognized for its very high biodiversity and high level of endemism in both plants and animals.
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Redwood National and State Parks protect 45% of all remaining Coastal Redwood old-growth forests, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.
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Rio Abiseo National Park
The Rio Abiseo National Park is home to a large number of species of flora and fauna, as well as the location of over 30 pre-Columbian archaeological sites.
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Salonga National Park
Salonga National Park is Africa's biggest tropical rainforest reserve, home to many endangered fauna species notably the bonobo.
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Sangha Trinational is a transboundary conservation zone of mostly forest landscape. It is centered along the Sangha river, a tributary to the Congo River.
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Shirakami-Sanchi is a mountain range covered with virgin temperate forest of Siebold's beech trees. This kind of forest once covered all of North Japan: Shirakami holds the largest remaining and most pristine stand.
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The Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a hilly virgin rainforest. It is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
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Taï National Park
Taï National Park contains one of the last areas of primary tropical forest in West Africa. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site due to the breadth of its flora and fauna - especially those which are endangered such as the pygmy hippopotamus.
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Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/ La Amistad National Park is a mountain range that contains the highest peaks in Costa Rica and Panama.
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The Tasmanian Wilderness area constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, including the renowned South West Wilderness.
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Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng
The Thungyai and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries hold an unusal mix of species from four different biogeographic zones: Sundaic, Indo-Chinese, Indo-Burmese and Sino-Himalayan.
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Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra is a mountainous landscape of exceptional beauty, which forests hold many endangered species including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan.
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Ujung Kulon National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park contains the largest remaining lowland rainforest in Java and is also one of only two homes of the critically endangered Javan Rhinoceros.
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Virgin Komi Forests
The Virgin Komi Forests comprise a vast virgin boreal forest ecosystem, bordering the alpine tundra of the Ural mountains.
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Wet Tropics of Queensland
The Wet Tropics of Queensland is an area mainly consisting of wet tropical rainforest with a great variety in animal and plant species.
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Yakushima is an island that contains the remains of a warm-temperate ancient forest and is the last ecosystem dominated by the Japanese cedar.
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Yellowstone National Park is located in the seismically most active area of the Rocky Mountains and shows globally unparalleled surficial geothermal activity.
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