Sunday, 28 October 2012

994 LT/RU - Curonian Spit (2000)

Brief Description

"Human habitation of this elongated sand dune peninsula, 98 km long and 0.4-4 km wide, dates back to prehistoric times. Throughout this period it has been threatened by the natural forces of wind and waves. Its survival to the present day has been made possible only as a result of ceaseless human efforts to combat the erosion of the Spit, dramatically illustrated by continuing stabilisation and reforestation projects."

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of vidmantas postcrossing forum

Courtesy of vera_kovaliova from postcrossin
Courtesy of autodidakt from postcrossing
Courtesy of reddew from postcrossing forum
National Park Kurshskaya Kosa, Russia

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