Saturday, 14 April 2012

914 ZA - iSimangaliso Wetland Park (1999)

Brief Description

"The ongoing fluvial, marine and aeolian processes in the site have produced a variety of landforms, including coral reefs, long sandy beaches, coastal dunes, lake systems, swamps, and extensive reed and papyrus wetlands. The interplay of the park's environmental heterogeneity with major floods and coastal storms and a transitional geographic location between subtropical and tropical Africa has resulted in exceptional species diversity and ongoing speciation. The mosaic of landforms and habitat types creates breathtaking scenic vistas. The site contains critical habitats for a range of species from Africa's marine, wetland and savannah environments."


"不断的河流、海洋和风的侵蚀作用使得该地呈现多样地貌,包括珊瑚礁、漫长的沙滩、 海岸沙丘、湖泊、沼泽、大片的芦苇丛和纸草沼泽。公园内环境的异质性、洪水和海洋风暴以及热带和亚热带的非洲地理状况的相互作用,使这里拥有异常多的物 种,并有新的物种在不断形成。多样的地貌和生境种类使这里景色不凡。该公园为非洲海洋、沼泽地到大草原的各种物种提供了栖息地。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Jocelyn from South Africa

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