"The Western Caucasus, extending over 275,000 ha of the extreme western end of the Caucasus mountains and located 50 km north-east of the Black Sea, is one of the few large mountain areas of Europe that has not experienced significant human impact. Its subalpine and alpine pastures have only been grazed by wild animals, and its extensive tracts of undisturbed mountain forests, extending from the lowlands to the subalpine zone, are unique in Europe. The site has a great diversity of ecosystems, with important endemic plants and wildlife, and is the place of origin and reintroduction of the mountain subspecies of the European bison."
"西高加索山在高加索山脉的最西端，位于黑海东北50公里处，占地275 000多公顷，是欧洲尚未受到人类重大干扰的少有的几座大山之一。其亚高山带的高山草原牧草只有野生动物食用。而从山下一直延伸到亚高山地带未遭破坏的广 阔山林，在欧洲也是罕见的。该地区拥有的大量本地植物和野生动物，显示了其生态系统的多样性。这里也是山区亚种欧洲野牛的起源地和重新引进之地。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/900
Courtesy of Anastasia from Russia