Tuesday 18 October 2016

Virgin Komi Forests

This is the largest virgin forest in Europe 

Sharyu River at Komi Forests
This postcard was sent by Elena

The Virgin Komi Forests cover 3.28 million ha of tundra and mountain tundra in the Urals, as well as one of the most extensive areas of virgin boreal forest remaining in Europe. This vast area of conifers, aspens, birches, peat bogs, rivers and natural lakes has been monitored and studied for over 50 years. It provides valuable evidence of the natural processes affecting biodiversity in the taiga. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/719/

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