Tuesday, 24 November 2009

259 US - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)

Brief Description

"Stretching over more than 200,000 ha, this exceptionally beautiful park is home to more than 3,500 plant species, including almost as many trees (130 natural species) as in all of Europe. Many endangered animal species are also found there, including what is probably the greatest variety of salamanders in the world. Since the park is relatively untouched, it gives an idea of temperate flora before the influence of humankind."
"大烟雾山国家公园占地20万公顷,园内生长有超过 3500种植物,其中树木约130种,这个数目与整个欧洲的树木种类基本持平。在大烟雾山国家公园中还有许多种濒危动物,其中蝾螈的种类可能是世界上最多 的。由于大烟雾山国家公园基本未受到人类破坏,所以在这里我们可以看到未受人类影响的温带植物生长情况。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/259
Courtesy of Vincenzia from postcrossing forum

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